This article reports on the first year activities and findings of the Learning
Commons Study Group (ラーニングコモンズ活用分科会), which was formed
to oversee the Okayama University Library renovation. Below is a description
of our visits to other libraries, class, workshops and presentation observations.
Pedagogically analysis was done through the lens of active learning, contentbased
instruction in language learning (CBI), and other related theories and
approaches. Concluding thoughts on utilizing Okayama University’s new
learning commons and promoting critical thinking on campus is provided.
Theory of Knowledge (TOK)