The disciplines of architecture and education are witnessing a burgeoning interest in designing learning environments for contemporary education. There is growing evidence that designers and teachers are working closer than ever before to build spaces to meet the needs of 21st century learners.
But are these spaces working as intended? It is argued that the complex nature of schools and schooling hinders such assessment. However, the 2014 Snapshots symposium demonstrated that the rich tapestry of educational circumstances evident in schools does not preclude quality evaluation of learning environments. Snapshots identified the key issues, methods and knowledge now emerging in learning environments evaluation. Sense Publishers will release the resulting ‘What Works?’ book in mid-2015.
To progress this discussion to its next logical level, partners supporting the Australian Research Council’s Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments Linkage Project, in association with the University of Melbourne’s Learning Environments Applied Research Network, invite current or recent research higher degree students to submit papers for the 2015 Terrains International RHD Symposium.Find out more »
To download the E21LE Partners meeting program, please click on the link below: Partners meeting 2014 – Schedule-FinalFind out more »
Talking Spaces 6 explores the question: ‘What works?’ Via a series of workshops and seminars, the event will interrogate the theory, practice and use of ‘learning environment evaluation’. With the rapid development of new learning spaces and technologies the need to collect evidence that can inform decisions about how best to design and use the spaces where people learn has never been greater.
A mix of concurrent and streamed sessions will address the issues concerning the evaluation of learning environments in a) schools and universities and b) medical education contexts.
Talking Spaces 6 is brought to you by the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN) in collaboration with the Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments (E21LE) ARC Linkage Project.
Previous Talking Spaces have been sold out. Due to limited 2014 spaces, it is strongly suggested that you pre-register for this event. To do so please contact Heather Mitcheltree via email:
An international symposium for research higher degree students This symposium provides opportunity for post-graduate researchers to share their latest thinking and research on the design, use, and evaluation of new generation learning environments. It is an event that celebrates emerging research and researchers. Hosted by the University of Melbourne’s Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN), and organized by the Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments 2014-2016 ARC Linkage project team, Snapshots will showcase the fresh ideas and innovative strategies that early…Find out more »