Library Facility Design • Guiding Principles for Learning Spaces
Activity: Teaching Philosophies

What are the prevalent teaching philosophies at your school? Knowing how learning happens in your school is a key early step in any library redesign process. Learn more by reading the below excerpt from High Impact School Library Spaces by Margaret Sullivan and then complete the reflection activity.



After reading the above excerpt, use the form to answer the following: What are the teaching philosophies at play in your library? How do they influence the types of activities that take place in your library? Which types occur most frequently? What types of activities would you like to see happen more frequently in your new space?

MLA Citation Editorial Team, SLC. "Library Facility Design: Teaching Philosophies." School Library Connection, January 2019,

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