Design of Learning Spaces



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In the mean time please visit our medium page to see some of our thinking.

We are driven by the idea that learning spaces often reflect the people and learning approach of the times, so spaces designed in the past are not likely to fit perfectly with students in present or future education (Oblinger, 2006).

We are interested in working with designers to engage educators in the shared responsibility of design.

Exploring concepts of ‘build pedagogy’ is also an excellent way for educators to explore ways to energise curriculum.

A couple of interesting references:

Leonard, R. (2007). Spaces for learning: Richard Leonard urges architects to embrace the new education pedagogies and to “use the physical environment as a major reform element”. Architecture Australia96(5), 59-66.

Oblinger, G. (Ed.) (2006). Space as a change agent. In G. Oblinger (ed.), Learning Spaces. Ch. 1. Retrieved from http://www.educause.edu/research-and-publications/books/learning-spaces