Book Chapter

Working Together in the Space-Between: Pedagogy, Learning Environment and Teacher Collaboration

C Bradbeer

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


For teachers, the arrival of new generation learning environments (NGLEs) may offer the chance to do something that the predominant built infrastructure has discouraged - the opportunity to work together. Learning environment designs that deliberately group teachers, students and learning settings together signal a spatially inbuilt intentionality for teacher collaboration. However as Blackmore, Bateman, Loughlin, O'Mara, and Aranda (2011) noted, learning environment research has often focused on the design phase rather than on ongoing occupation. As a result there remains an aspirational tone that frequently runs through the design literature, often making the assumption that changes in tea..

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