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Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments

The empirical evaluation of the transition from traditional to New Generation Learning Spaces on teaching and learning

Byers, T. (2015)

The New Generation Learning Spaces (NGLS) project developed an empirical evidence-base to support the re-design of technology-enabled learning spaces, matched with a quasi-experimental evaluation of the effect on teaching and learning. This presentation will focus on the third stage of the NGLS study at the Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie). ...

Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments

Developing new approaches to the evaluation of physical learning environments: A return to the origins of post-occupancy evaluation in environmental psychology

Cleveland, B. (2015)

This paper calls for new approaches to the evaluation of physical learning environments and suggests future directions for research in the field. Prior research across the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors has revealed a variety of metrics by which the performance of educational facilities can be measured. However, if ...

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Using video data to research pedagogic practices in new generation learning environments in schools: Development of a framework for analysing and presenting teacher practice

Cleveland, B | Aberton, H. (2015)

This paper discusses the use of video data to research pedagogic practices in new generation learning environments (NGLEs) in primary and secondary schools. Using video footage drawn from a collaborative research project between the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (2013), the paper ...

Smart Green Schools

Sustainability vs. pedagogy: synergies and tensions to be resolved in the design of learning environments

Cleveland, B | Soccio, P | Hes, D. (2015)

Learning environments in schools are purpose-built spaces. They are designed to be places of learning and are inclusive of the building structure, the furniture, fixtures, incorporated technology and learning resources. In the 21st century, it has become common practice for the design of new learning environments to be driven by ...

Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments

Are your school interiors giving you a pedagogical edge?

Frith, K. (2015)

This paper examines what inflence the interior design of primary school learning environments has on creating pedagogical advantage. Contemporary Australian education culture is characterised by a shift away from a teacher-centred transmission of information towards child-centred co-construction of knowledge, skills and understanding (Burke, 2013; Department of Education and Early Childhood ...

Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments

Beyond the bounded notion of the classroom: A theoretical orientation for evaluating the geographies of New Generation Learning Environments

Healy, S | Grant, G | Villafranca, E | Yang, P. (2015)

Leander, Phillips and Taylor’s (2010) critique of the bounded notion of the classroom is our point of departure for investigating how learning contained within a static conceptual space limits understandings of the geographies of learning. We reframe the traditional perceptions of the classroom as a container to make explicit the ...

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