In the lecture/experimentation rooms, the teaching method determines the setting, rather than that the setting determining the teaching method. Tables and chairs, standing tables, or no furniture at all, everything is possible. There is also a variety of equipment and hardware available, such as interactive whiteboards and observation cameras.
The lecture/experimentation rooms of the TLL are part of the Future Learning Spaces of the Utrecht University.
The small lecture/experimentation room (3.19) of the Teaching & Learning Lab (max. 16 people) can be used as an independent educational room or as an extra room for the large lecture/experimentation room. The room is also suitable for receptions, lunches, meetings and presentations. If desired, the room can be furnished with mobile scrum tables (6-8 people per table) that are adjustable in height, lightweight two-person tables and chairs. In addition, several interactive whiteboards can be used.
The large lecture/experimentation room (3.22) of the Teaching & Learning Lab (max. 36 people) is suitable for different educational settings and subject didactical research. The room includes benches and observation cameras. If desired, the room can be furnished with mobile scrum tables (6-8 people per table) that are adjustable in height, lightweight two-person tables and chairs. In addition, several interactive whiteboards can be used.
The large lecture/experimentation room of the Teaching & Learning Lab is suitable for different educational settings and subject didactical research. On request, a lesson in the large lecture/experimentation room can completely be recorded with observation cameras and/or a 360-degrees camera. Researchers can record the lesson for later analysis or can remotely watch the lesson live, in consultation with the teacher.
The large lecture/experimentation room contains a number of fixed elements as well as flexible furniture and equipment that can be used according to your needs.
The fixed elements in the large lecture/experimentation room are:
- Eight observation cameras, suspended from the ceiling and connected to a computer for recording (Noldus)
- Folding benches for about 24 people (on one side of the room)
- Tubing grid on the ceiling, for example to hang up materials for test setups (for instance the pendulum test)
- The room can be almost completely darkened with blackout curtains and screens on the side adjacent to the hall
The (flexible) furniture for the large lecture/experimentation room can be requested as a supplement to the fixed elements:
- 4 mobile scrum tables, adjustable height, with outlets
- 4 mobile scrum tables, adjustable height, without outlets
- 18 small two-person tables
- 36 chairs
The following equipment is available on request for the large lecture/experimentation room:
- Interactive whiteboards (up to three)
- Three short throw beamers
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