Regent’s Conferences & Events, Regent’s Park, London on 7th Sept 2017.
The Australian research group, the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN), at the University of Melbourne, have been running a successful Graduate Research Symposium annually for the last 4 years. The event recognises that graduate researchers bring a wealth of practical experience and new thinking to issues such as this. This year the ILETC project organised 2 international symposia, based on the successful Australian format, with the support of our project partners Ecophon Saint-Gobain in Europe and Steelcase in the USA. We also welcome DLR group as partner sponsors of the Transitions North America event.
The program included 2 keynote addresses and 14 papers by emerging researchers in the field of learning environments exploring:
- How well are teachers making this transition?
- Are these spaces facilitating any improvement in teaching practices?
- What evidence exists that these spaces are improving student experiences and learning?
- What is needed to help teachers better utilise space as one of their pedagogic tools?
A great summary of the event and presentations here by Nina Persson Kerr, of our partner Ecophon. A selection of presentations is available below and videos of presentations will be available shortly.
- Emma Dyer, The reading nook project.
- Mie Guldbaek Broens, Teacher collaboration and physical space, how teachers divide and share open learning spaces through their practices.
- Leanne Rose-Munro, Innovative learning environments – are they inclusive? Why evaluating the speaking and listening potential of the space matters.
- Siv Marit Stavem, Norwegian teachers’ thinking about classroom design.
- Silvia Sasot Ibanez and Esther Belvis, Hack the school. A creative toolkit to transform school spaces.
- Steve Hall,Where is the white space?
- Mariagrazia Marcarini, Pedarchitecture: which learning environments for the personalisation of teaching and learning? An educational architecture for the schools of the future.
- John Augeri, International comparative study of innovative physical Learning Spaces
- Bodil Bojer, Creating a space for creative learning – the importance of engaging management and teachers in the design process.
- Siebren Baars, Towards modelling the relationship of the psychosocial learning environment and the physical learning environment
- Karolina Szynalska, Insight/Inside learning – a participatory app for analysing the effectiveness of school environments
- Imke Wies van Mil, Focussed light in learning environments
- Suvi Karjalainen,Better communication and learning in the classroom. Effects of teacher in-service training in different environments – Report from an ongoing study.
- Graeme Oliver, A framework of key factors for learning environment evaluation.
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Previous research symposia organised by the LEaRN team:
- 2016 What’s working
- 2015 Terrains
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