Monday, 11 October 2010

Looking at educational research through classroom design goggles

As the learning landscapes report highlights very little of the most influential education research and theories consider space. Looking again at these theories through the perspectives of classroom design goggle is one of the recommended steps. So, theories lead themselves more readily than others. It's easy to image space design supporting the theories of Wenger and Lave. It's much harder to see the assessment focus of Biggs' constructive alignment influencing space design and use. But when you re-consider and look for wider interpretations you can see possibilities. The central idea of feedback could involve a greater focus on staff time in the space to reacting to learning rather than just directing via teaching. The small subgroups working in the new Bryom St room enable this switch of focus.

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