Journal article

The affordances of innovative learning environments for deep learning: educators' and architects' perceptions

Fiona Young, Benjamin Cleveland, Wesley Imms

The Australian Educational Researcher | Springer Verlag | Published : 2019


Recent learning environments research conducted in Australasia reports positive correlations between innovative learning environments (ILEs) and students’ deep learning. Yet, understandings about how ILEs may support teachers’ professional practice and students’ learning activities are limited, with little research having been conducted into how different spatial affordances may—or may not—enhance opportunities for effective teaching and learning. This study investigated the affordance for learning perceptions of educators and architects with respect to the action possibilities for deep learning in both ILEs and more traditional classrooms. The study identified a taxonomy of affordances foun..

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Awarded by University of Melbourne

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Australian Research Council's Linkage Projects funding scheme LP150100022. We would like to acknowledge the support of the Innovative Learning Environments and Teachers Change (ILETC) ARC Linkage project and the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN) at the University of Melbourne. We also thank Dr Kenn Fisher for his valuable input into this paper.