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B-1000 Brussels

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Open Learning Centre, Gent

The Centre for supervised independent study is a new drawing point for the Hogeschool Gent 

photo by F3 focus, Sum © 2010

Working towards independent study has become an integral part of education in Flanders. Increasingly, schools are introducing the concepts of supervised independent study into practice in their courses.


Supervised independent study can actually be encouraged and integrated into every subject. Nevertheless, over the past few years, many schools have resolutely decided to set up 'open study centres', a stimulating learning environment with spacious rooms where students can work alone or in small groups and where they have access to various sources of information like the internet or library. These are rooms where students find their own direction and develop their independent learning skills. Taking the step to supervised independent study and an open study centre is a big step in a school's teaching organization.


As a school with its own tradition and culture, how does one set about building a learning centre with specific teaching methods for supervised independent learning?
At the Schoonmeersen Hogeschool Gent campus, with fields of study that include business studies, engineering, life sciences and landscape architecture, an open learning centre has been built to house 6,000 students.


The new complex of buildings has been built up around and along a new and protected covered inner street that will act as the important artery for the whole campus. By linking the open learning centre to the central student restaurant, a new 350-seat auditorium and various reception and student facilities, the complex is a new drawing point for the university college.



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