Transitions18 Copenhagen Presentations

You can access the presentation slides for most of the speakers and videos of the sessions.  Speakers are listed below in program order.

Day 1

Keynote, Dr Julia Atkin, Challenging transitions: reflections on 30 plus years of learning deeply with educators and architects 

Session 1A: Research to inform the early stages of designing and building an ILE.

  • Dina Sorensen, Healthy, active design guidelines for school architecture: A collaborative research model for architecture, public health & education. Slides
  • Bodil Bojer, Can participatory design support the transition into innovative learning environments? Slides
  • Mariagrazia Marcarini & Chiara Filios, The students redesign their school (with teachers) heart, mind, hand. Slides.
  • Sara Tomasoni & Cecilia Raimondi, A creative collaboration to design innovative learning spaces. Slides

Session 1B: Research to inform the early stages of designing and building an ILE.

  • Emeritus Professor Bridget Shield, The need for an appropriate acoustic environment for teaching and learning. Slides
  • Dr Jackie Lightfoot, Understanding school furniture issues through visual research in participatory design. Slides
  • Evert Binard, Linking pedagogy and space with ALINA. Slides.
  • Professor Marco Braga, Setting up ILEs from the mapping of flows of knowledge. Slides

Session 2A: Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change project.

  • Associate Professor Wesley Imms & Dr Marian Mahat, Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change: Shifting teacher practices. Slides

Session 2B: Workshop activity and discussion

  • Associate Professor Wesley Imms, Dr Marian Mahat & Chris Bradbeer, An opportunity for in-depth discussion and exploration of the issues raised in Day 1.

Day 2

  • Knud Nordentoft, Reflections of Day 1, Slides

Session 3A: Research informing implementation of an ILE

  • Professor Neuza Pedro, Future Classroom Labs in Portugal: a descriptive study on the learning spaces and pedagogical projects behind Portuguese Innovative Learning Environments.
  • Mark Dudek, Learning to live with innovation in the primary school environment. Slides
  • Mie Guldbaek Brons, Professional collaboration in teaching teams – sharing students, space and time. Slides
  • Niamh Barry, Negotiating Learning Spaces in Irish Post Primary Schools.

Session 3B: Research informing implementation of an ILE

  • Assunta Sassone & Cristiano Scevola, Spazi Colore: A project for didactic innovation. Slides
  • Dr. Aine Moran, Campfire, Watering Hole, Cave, Life – David Thornburg interpreted in Ireland.
  • Raffaella Carro & Elena Mosa, Beyond the classroom: Learning spaces for a new generation of schools in Italy.
  • Terry White, Pedagogy and space. Slides

Session 4A: Consolidation – the long-term inhabitation and evaluation of the impact of ILEs

  • Professor Anneli Frelin & Associate Professor Jan Grannäs, Research on educational environments – New perspectives and empirical examples. Slides
  • Raffaella Carro & Silvia Panzavolta, Wellbeing and environments: An exploratory study in primary schools in Italy. Slides.
  • Viveka Lyberg-Åhlander, Better Communication and Learning in the Classroom – Continuation. Slides
  • Associate Professor Patrizia Sandri & Mariagrazia Marcarini, The teachers’ and students’ perceptions about inclusion through innovative learning environments. Slides
  • Patricia Baeta, Innovative Educational Environments: Are the strategies developed by teachers working? Slides

Session 4B: Research informing consolidation, inhabitation and evaluation of ILEs.

  • Giuseppina Cannella, Samuele Borri & Stefania Chipa, A post occupancy evaluation attempt: The Italian way. Slides. Video 
  • Julie Velissaratou & Alastair Blyth, OECD School User Survey: Improving learning spaces together. Slides