The new Academic Innovation Complex is a space for active and cooperative learning. As a result, there is a significant advance through the use of classrooms equipped with the cutting edge technology, easily movable files that enable a greater interaction and dynamism, a library of open shelves and online resources available 24 hours a day, composing this big structure, an important resource of academic spaces of the School of Science and Engineering.
The Complex is composed of a multiple classroom building and a library conceived as a center of knowledge and information management. Both buildings have spaces improving the encountering, socialization and collective learning beyond the classrooms.
Thus, it is possible to apply new and modern pedagogical approaches adjusted to the student’s thoughts. The professor can give a much more dynamic class where active and cooperative learning is promoted.
Moreover, the library –that centralizes collections of General Science Studies, Science and Engineering, and Architecture and Urbanism– has been conceived as a new concept: more than a book repository, it shall be a meeting point and joint learning space. The role of the library person in-charge will be redefined. This person, who also preserve and maintain contents, will be a much more relevant player of direct support and monitor of professors and students.
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú has the privilege to have at its campus, a fragment of the pre-Hispanic wall, which has been integrated to the Complex as a significant element of the landscape design.
Thus, taking into account its relevance, the space has at present special lighting and the design of an esplanade with museography panels that will explain a stage of our history and archeological remains inside the campus as a significant part of ancient Lima.
In this way, the University has undertaken to provide every time more and better tools to generate knowledge and academic production. If this progress is maintained, in a short time every corner of the campus will become an active learning place, through the articulation between rooms and new pedagogical strategies.