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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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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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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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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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Stalp, Marybeth C.; Hill, Susan E. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
The technologically enhanced classroom assists students in developing their interpersonal, or soft skills, and helps them strengthen needed competencies as they move into their careers. This may be particularly helpful for contemporary students, who have grown up interacting with others electronically, via text message, Instagram, and the like.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Skill Development, Active Learning, Blended Learning
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Haines, Karen; Maurice-Takerei, Lisa – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
Institutions may invest heavily into building and equipping new learning teaching spaces with the intention of encouraging active and collaborative learning to occur. However, there may not be a concomitant shift in teachers' existing pedagogical practices. This qualitative study examined the perspectives of thirty-two tertiary teachers across a…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Space Utilization, Educational Practices, College Faculty
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Walker, J. D.; Baepler, Paul – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
Research on different types of classroom spaces indicates that innovative classrooms can improve student learning. This study explores one mechanism that may underlie this effect, namely the social context of teaching and learning. The validated Social Context and Learning Environments (SCALE) survey was administered to over 2000 undergraduate…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Predictor Variables, Classroom Environment, Undergraduate Students