Book Chapter

Why Innovative Learning Environments? Stories from three schools that helped establish an ongoing space and pedagogy agenda

B Cleveland

School Space and Its Occupation Conceptualising and Evaluating Innovative Learning Environments | Brill - Sense | Published : 2018

Abstract

The research reported in this chapter was conducted to address a seemingly simple question: How are contemporary middle years (Years 5-9) pedagogies influencing the design of physical learning environments? What the study uncovered was a deep spatio-pedagogical conversation about historical misalignments between middle years pedagogies and largely isolated and dissociated classrooms, and the desire to create new and innovative learning environments to better accommodate the practices, activities and behaviours of contemporary teaching and learning. During the period between 2008-2011, school leaders identified tensions between traditional classroom spaces fitted only with tables and chairs a..

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