Book Chapter

Mind the gap: co-created learning spaces in higher education

M Mahat, M Dollinger

The Translational Design of Universities: An Evidence-Based Approach | Sense Publishers | Published : 2019


In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the number of new and refurbished building projects in the higher education sector. In Australia alone, public universities, of which there are 40 (TEQSA, 2017), owned $28 billion of building assets, with almost $2 billion being spent on construction in 2015 (Department of Education and Training, 2016). Despite this huge investment, there appears to be a lack of research carried out on the design of buildings, let alone the spaces within them or how these spaces can impact student success. Particularly in a rapidly changing higher education landscape, where key pressures continue to shape higher education, it is surprising that suc..

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