Book Chapter

The Role of Evaluation as an Educational Space Planning Tool

A Sala-Oviedo, W Imms, W Imms, B Cleveland, K Fisher

Evaluating Learning Environments: Snapshots of Emerging Issues, Methods and Knowledge | Sense Publishers | Published : 2016

Abstract

When an educational facility is to be built or refurbished, ideally a team of educators, designers and governing educational bodies’ representatives work together to ensure the facility reflects the educational institution’s beliefs, the needs of the teaching staff, and the desired learning outcomes of its students. The ultimate aim should be to ensure the new facility supports the learners in the most effective way based on latest developments in educational theory, and research into ‘what works’ in spatial design. In reality, however, few educational space designs enjoy this level of scrutiny, most being designed and built with little input from educators. Under some circumstances an educa..

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