Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013
Clemson Students Create Unique Learning Environment at Summit Drive Elementary
Summit Drive Elementary fifth grade students are participating in an architect project sponsored by Clemson University's College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities and the South Carolina AIA architects/AGC Joint Committee. The project is headed by Professor Lynn Craig of Clemson University and Clay Gandy from Greenville Technical College.
This year the project is focused on an educational philosophy known as the Reggio Emilia Approach, where children have some control over the direction of their learning, and learning happens through touching, moving, listening, seeing, and hearing.
Clemson University architecture and engineering students will create a mock design that expands the building to create another learning space based on the Reggio model. The University students are teaching fifth graders about architecture and design, which addresses several math, social studies, ELA, and technology standards.