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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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Odum, Mary; Meaney, Karen; Knudson, Duane V. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2020
Active learning spaces form an important part of university learning environments and have the potential to enhance student learning, yet studies on student and faculty perceptions of collaborative learning pedagogies indicate that many remain resistant. To overcome this resistance, an academic department developed and implemented an active…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Educational Facilities Improvement, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Birdwell, Tracey; Uttamchandani, Suraj – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
We describe four design principles that guide the Mosaic Fellows Program at Indiana University, a program focused on supporting faculty pedagogy in active learning spaces. The design principles focus on exploring a variety of classrooms with faculty Fellows, engaging Fellows' individual goals, creating shared learning experiences, and encouraging…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, College Faculty, Active Learning, Teacher Collaboration
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Milo-Shussman, Yael; Niva, Wengrowicz – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
Alphabet-boards are commonplace in lower grade classrooms in elementary-schools. If designed correctly, alphabet-boards can help internalize letters into memory. The purpose of this study was to examine alphabet-board characteristics that should be considered by teachers for providing a clear, readable, and applicable pedagogical tool. The…
Descriptors: Alphabets, Classroom Design, Visual Aids, Readability
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Hartup, Mollie; Cossentino, Amy – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
This paper discusses a post-conference experience involving attendees who utilized airport space to debrief through face-to-face (FtF) communication. Their temporary spatial proximity led to an idea generation process of recalling, rethinking, and getting ready for what's next. Literature about learning spaces, knowledge management, and the…
Descriptors: Air Transportation, Buildings, Synchronous Communication, Affordances
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Donnelly, Julie; Berry, Landon – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
The emergence of active learning classrooms (ALCs) on university campuses introduces a need for university teachers to have knowledge of the pedagogical use of physical space. We consider expanding two well-known frameworks for teacher knowledge. Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) describes teacher knowledge about teaching discipline-specific…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Environment, College Faculty, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Leijon, Marie; Lundgren, Björn – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
This article highlights interaction within physical and virtual spaces in a higher education HyFlex learning environment with live streamed lectures and seminars. What kinds of learning spaces do we shape when we connect physical and virtual spaces? How does a group of teachers interact in these spaces and how do the HyFlex spaces affect the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning
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Elrod, Rachael – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
Demonstrating academic library value is crucial in this era of budget cuts and freely available online resources. This article provides a unique complement to existing research on library value. The author uses a qualitative approach known as narrative inquiry to evaluate patron experiences during the temporary closure of an academic branch…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Role, Student Attitudes, Student Needs
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Brown, Kevin – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
The Indigenous Nations Library Program's hallmark mission involves advocating and creating culturally safe places for Indigenous people at the University of New Mexico. This article highlights why there is a need for creating culturally safe learning spaces. It also discusses why indigenizing higher education through spatial autonomy is a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Relevance, College Environment
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Mui, May Lim Sok; Carpio, Guiller Augustin Cea; Ong, Chee Ming – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
This cross-sectional study examines students' and faculty members' perceptions on their use of active learning classrooms in a university in Singapore. The study targets students (398) and faculty (6) who use active learning classrooms -- Applied and Collaborative learning Environment (ACE) rooms. It investigated whether novelty to the learning…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Active Learning, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension), College Students
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Dag, Funda; Sumuer, Evren; Durdu, Levent – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
An active learning environment is a technology-enriched and interactive physical space convenient for applying cooperative, active and engaged learning. It allows focus on engaging experiences for students and faculty. This study investigated pre-service teachers' perceptions and experiences in courses in an active learning environment. Eighty…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Active Learning
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