Book Chapter

Innovative learning spaces: Catalysts/agents for change, or ‘just another fad’?

W Imms

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


Various announcements about the death of the traditional classroom are proving premature; first because research is not providing conclusive evidence that ‘non-traditional’ classroom spaces have advantages that warrant such pronouncements; and second, because traditional classrooms are needed in any school that seeks true spatial flexibility. The focus of mature debate on this topic is shifting from advocating radical departures from the norm, towards the provision of a range of spaces that accommodates the huge array of preferred learning and teaching styles that occur in schools. This focus on teacher and student practices within a variety of classroom typographies, means the traditional ..

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