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With new generation learning spaces being built in hospitals across the world, research into the influence of space on the learning process may be pivotal to understanding the effectiveness of these spaces in supporting learners, learning, teachers and teaching.

This study small scale research project was designed around two case study ‘lecture spaces’: one located in the old Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH, Melbourne, 2011), and another in the new Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH, Melbourne 2012 onwards). The later was designed to provide students and educators with a better overall environmental experience and opportunities to develop new approaches to learning and teaching. These spaces were chosen to investigate the question, ‘How might changes to the physical learning environment influence the pedagogical activities and educational experiences of medical students and teachers?’

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