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Evaluating the pedagogical effectiveness of learning spaces

B Cleveland, P Soccio, RH Crawford (ed.), A Stephan (ed.)

Proceedings of the 49th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association | Architectural Science Association and The University of Melbourne | Published : 2015


This paper describes the development and ongoing use of the School Spaces Evaluation Instrument (SSEI): an evaluation tool developed to gather information about how effectively school architecture supports teaching and learning. In 2009, the Australian Federal Government pledged $16.2 billion towards the Building the Education Revolution (BER). Over the following three years learning spaces were built or refurbished in 9,526 schools nationwide. In Victoria, Catholic Education Melbourne (CEM) encouraged schools to work with architects to design bespoke solutions. This process led to the design and construction of hundreds of new learning spaces, each with different spatial arrangements. A..

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