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Worsham, Doug; Hoffner, Courtney; Shaked, Shanna – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2021
What happens when campus units come together to create both a shared physical space and a shared mission space? This case study highlights a unique cross-campus partnership between the UCLA Science Libraries and two academic support programs to create a STEM Collaborative Learning Center. This space serves to help decrease achievement gaps in STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Facilities, Cooperative Learning, Shared Resources and Services
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Zhu, Meina; Basdogan, Merve – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2021
This case study examined students' and the instructor's perceptions of active learning classrooms (ALC) as well as their interactions in a class in a Midwestern university. Data were gathered from classroom observations and semi-structured interviews with faculty and students in a graduate-level course. Thematic analysis was used to analyze…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Active Learning, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Altenburger, Elke – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2021
This multiple case study (Flyvbjerg, 2011; Stake, 2006) of three new rural high school libraries, located in two states in the U.S. Midwest, and the school communities they serve is part of a long-term research agenda grounded in a critical perspective (Anderson, 1989). The study is devoted to deepening the understanding of the relationships…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, High School Students, Adolescents, Student Experience
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Odum, Mary; Meaney, Karen S.; Knudson, Duane V. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2021
Three student engagement measures were collected for a class taught by an experienced instructor in two active learning classrooms with dissimilar seating arrangements. Student perception of engagement was similar between the learning spaces. However, instructor perception and researcher observation indicated greater engagement in the classroom…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Learner Engagement, Classroom Environment, Classroom Design
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Gatlin, Anna Ruth; Kuhn, Wiebke; Boyd, Diane; Doukopoulos, Lindsay; McCall, Contina P. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2021
Despite trending investment in active learning infrastructure to support student learning, inclusion, and career preparedness, few universities have achieved the orchestration of campus stakeholders and pedagogical reform "at scale." This article presents a process-oriented model for developing faculty and students for success in these…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Active Learning, School Space
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Williams, Mathew L.; Sato, Brian K. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2021
This study examined instructional shifts associated with teaching in environments optimized for active learning, including how faculty made decisions about teaching and their perceptions of how students responded to those changes. The interviews and subsequent analysis reveal a broad range of course changes, from small modifications of existing…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Educational Environment, Decision Making, College Faculty
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McCorkle, Sarah – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2021
This qualitative study uses an emergent design to explore the experiences of faculty teaching in a newly renovated, large-capacity Active Learning Classroom (ALC). The present study takes first- and second-order barriers (Ertmer, 1999) into consideration for a specific type of technology-integrated classroom, the ALC, and looks at faculty barriers…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Barriers, Active Learning, Classroom Environment
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Mulrooney, Hilda Mary; Kelly, Alison Faith – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2021
The physical space of campus may influence student belonging. Quantitative data were collected using a bespoke questionnaire among a diverse group of students at a post-92 UK university. A total of 635 students, primarily female, undergraduate and of diverse ethnicity participated. Overall sense of belonging and agreement that campus space was…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, College Environment, Social Environment, Campuses
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Baepler, Paul – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2021
The number of undergraduate students who report having at least one disability has been on the rise since the 1970s. With the advent of Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs), understanding how these students experience ALCs is critical to creating a fair and equitable experience for all students. This report examines one subset of this population:…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Active Learning, Undergraduate Students, Anxiety Disorders
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Selvaratnam, Ratna – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2021
Universities are investing considerable funds in designing and building innovative learning spaces without knowing the positive impact on student learning and their achievement of employability skills for the 21st century. There is a possibility of designing these new generation learning spaces to enable active and deep learning approaches to be…
Descriptors: Correlation, School Space, Educational Facilities Design, Employment Potential
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Marshalsey, Lorraine – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2020
The shift from specialised studio environments to standardized classroom learning has changed the shape of Communication Design education today. As networked learning and augmented digital classrooms continue to dominate higher education, the purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of a repertoire of learning spaces on students' engagement…
Descriptors: Communications, Design, Classroom Environment, Foreign Countries
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Rook, Michael M.; Özkan-Bekiroglu, Saliha; Tietjen, Phil; Choi, Koun; McDonald, Scott P. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2020
This study investigates the role of space, material, and affect in undergraduate and graduate students' lived experiences within an open Future Learning Space. Future Learning Spaces (FLSs) blend the latest in architectural advances for space design (e.g., modern, flexible furniture within collaborative environments that provide…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Student Experience, Space Utilization, Affective Behavior
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Jeannin, Laurent; Barthelemy, Sarah – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2020
The impact of space and furniture on children starts to be taken into consideration in the mid 19th century, in France. New legislation changes the face of the school and the reflection around architecture and learning spaces. Nowadays, learning spaces are an important part of the school design: numerous studies have demonstrated the impact of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Space Utilization, Well Being, Educational Environment
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Melo, Marijel – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2020
The tension between cultivating inclusive library makerspaces and the gender biases rooted in the spatial configurations of makerspaces are examined in this article. This case study outlines a pilot study that investigated the relationship between gender identity and the decisions that study participants made regarding how and why they navigated a…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Gender Bias, Gender Differences, Educational Technology
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Rogers, Kali – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2020
The focus of this study was to look at how the seating layout effects participation and assessment performance overall as a class. The participants were 23 fourth grade students at a Louisiana elementary school. Three layouts were tested: small groups, horseshoe, and pairs. This study included three, two-week rounds of research. The collection…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Space Utilization, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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