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Whittingham, Colleen E. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2019
The purpose of the present article is to attend to the theoretical and methodological implications of expanding a view of geosemiotic to include a social geography lens. A Geosemiotics<-->social geography approach creates possibilities to more fully attend to the dynamic and dialogic relationship of material, spatial, and social resources as…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Semiotics, History, Literacy
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Andrade, Luis M. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
Using the framework of physical campus ecology and socio-academic integration moments theory, the researcher sought to identify physical university spaces that successful Latina/o transfer students turned to as sites of positive socio-academic integration. Findings revealed that students developed a keen spatial awareness of comfort spaces where…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Transfer Students, Social Integration, Student Attitudes
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Smith, Charlie – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
For a number of years, higher education has moved away from didactic teaching toward collaborative and self-directed learning. This paper discusses how the configuration and spatial geometry of learning spaces influences engagement and interaction, with a particular focus on hierarchies between people within the space. Layouts, presented as…
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Space Utilization, Group Dynamics, Teacher Student Relationship
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Dillard, Robert J.; Yu, Helen H. – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2016
With the conclusion of major military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. institutions of higher learning are experiencing an inflow of student veterans on a scale not seen since the conclusion of World War II. In response, a large number of American colleges and universities quickly sought to exploit this glut of new students by arbitrarily…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Veterans Education, Higher Education, School Holding Power
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Allan, Julie; Harwood, Valerie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
The medicalisation of the behaviour of children is a phenomenon that is attracting growing attention, with particular concern about the increased likelihood of children living in disadvantaged contexts receiving a medical diagnosis, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and treatment. This paper reports on a study of professionals…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Disadvantaged Youth, Foreign Countries
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Collin, Ross – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background: Education researchers are paying increasing attention to student activism and to the social production of school spaces. Few studies, however, have brought these two concerns together to examine how student activists work to rebuild school spaces in line with their political commitments. In the present study, I address this gap at the…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Clubs, Social Support Groups, Educational Environment
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Cox, Andrew; Herrick, Tim; Keating, Patrick – Teaching in Higher Education, 2012
Space has been of growing significance in social theory in recent years, yet, explorations of it in the scholarship of higher education have been limited. This is surprising, given the critical role space has in shaping staff and students' engagement with the university. Taking a practice-based approach and focusing on academic identities, this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Educational Facilities Improvement, Interior Space
Fulton, Tara Lynn – Computers in Libraries, 2012
Academic libraries by nature serve as spaces for communities of learners to gather. Careful design and marketing of spaces to meet specific needs, staffed by experts to facilitate and guide such learning, enhance the impact of "library as place." In this article, the author shares two examples of collaborations that have resulted from partnerships…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Expertise, Space Utilization
Rosin, Julie; Erbes, Elizabeth; Britt, James; Good, Bill – Educational Facility Planner, 2012
Des Moines is an urban community located in the heart of Iowa. Des Moines Public Schools serves 32,000 students in a system with 62 buildings, including Central Campus--a Regional Academy. Central Campus is housed in four buildings, including the main campus at 1800 Grand located on the western edge of downtown Des Moines. As a regional academy,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Facilities, Shared Facilities
Berndt, Rene – Educational Facility Planner, 2012
As the designer of primary and secondary educational facilities, the author has become familiar with educational thinkers such as Sir Kenneth Robinson, Peter Senge, Ewan McIntosh, Daniel Pink and Howard Gardner--each promoting an approach based on system-thinking, self-directed exploration and multidimensional, interactive learning. In 2009, he…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Reggio Emilia Approach, Montessori Method, Educational Facilities
Balsley, Jessica – Arts & Activities, 2011
Educators may start off a school year with the best of intentions for staying organized, but by about November, they quickly find their systems, energy and motivation starts to dwindle. By March, they can't even see their desk, and have hundreds of e-mails in their inboxes. Incorporating a few organizational strategies at the beginning of the…
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Organization, Classroom Techniques, Electronic Mail
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Nitecki, Danuta A. – Library Quarterly, 2011
Purposeful assessment of space for the understanding and improvement of the academic library is a relatively new area of inquiry. This essay offers a framework to consider different factors affecting such an assessment and insights for undertaking a meaningful inquiry about the relationship of space to an academic library's evolving purpose as…
Descriptors: Library Role, Academic Libraries, Performance Factors, Space Classification
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Elefante, Carl – Planning for Higher Education, 2011
To gain a full and true understanding of the value of campus heritage requires shifting perspective. On many campuses, heritage resources are perceived to have no relevance whatsoever to the challenges of sustainability. This results largely from a profound misconception about what may constitute a sustainable future and what steps may be needed…
Descriptors: Historic Sites, Models, Sustainability, Value Judgment
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Harris, Watson – Planning for Higher Education, 2011
There are many articles about space management, including those that discuss space calculations, metrics, and categories. Fewer articles discuss the space budgeting processes used by administrators to allocate space. The author attempts to fill this void by discussing her administrative experiences with Middle Tennessee State University's (MTSU)…
Descriptors: State Universities, Interior Space, Resource Allocation, Space Utilization
Blyth, Alastair – CELE Exchange, 2010
On 26 February in Lisbon a team from the OECD's Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE) presented its first review of a national school building programme. The school building renovation programme in Portugal, which began in March 2007, involves the renovation of 332 schools by 2015. However, Portugal plans to complete 205 by the end of…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Planning, Facility Improvement, Environmental Standards, Foreign Countries
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