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Re-placing flexibility: an investigation into flexibility in learning spaces and learning

Woodman, K. (2011)

Pedagogical approaches in education are currently moving from teacher-directed, didactic, and instructionalist towards student-centred, personalised, and constructivist. As a result, classrooms are changing from enclosed, rectangular, repetitive cells to open, connected, flexible learning spaces. The term flexibility has become inseparable from learning spaces. It is employed extensively by those involved ...

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Smart Green Schools The Unofficial Overview

Newton, C | Hes, D | Dovey, K | Fisher, K | Wilks, S | Cleveland, B | Woodman, K. (2010)

The Smart Green Schools project, an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant (2007-2010), investigated the influence of innovative and sustainable school building designs on middle school education in Victoria focussing on understanding the links between design, sustainability, pedagogy and Information Communication Technology (ICT) within 21st century learning spaces. The projects’ ...

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TAKE 8 Learning Spaces: The transformation of educational spaces for the 21st century

Atkin, J | Chester, M | Cleveland, B | Culkin, M | Calzini, J. | Davies, M | Featherston, M | Fisher, K | Goddard, T | Hes, D | Jamieson, P | Leonard, R | London, G | Newton, C | Salagaras, S | Stewart, P | Sutton, L | Wilks, S | Woodman, K. (2009)

TAKE 8 explores the intersection between architecture and education with a focus on Australia. Under the title of Learning Spaces, the editors have asked researchers and practitioners from both education and architecture to contribute their reflections on the relationship between learning and physical space. TAKE 8 Learning Spaces has grown ...

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Equitable pedagogical spaces: teaching and learning environments that support personalisation of the learning experience

Cleveland, B. (2009)

This paper introduces the concept of equitable pedagogical spaces and discusses the potential educational gains that may result from the creation of physical learning environments that are designed to facilitate equity of instruction. Incorporating Monahan's concept of 'built pedagogy', and informed by work in constructivist educational theory by Dewey, Gardiner, ...

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