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Towards Creative Learning Spaces : Re-thinking the Architecture of Post-Compulsory Education - Jos Boys

Towards Creative Learning Spaces

Re-thinking the Architecture of Post-Compulsory Education

By: Jos Boys

Paperback Published: 19th November 2010
ISBN: 9780415570640
Number Of Pages: 198

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In Higher and Further Education there has been considerable recent interest in shifting from formal to Informal models of learning. Much current design has tended to rely on the belief that we should be moving away from formal lecture halls and classrooms, towards technology-rich and social learning spaces. This book challenges the underlying assumptions in this approach, arguing that we need a rethinking of the relationships between learning and space.

There remains a surprising lack of underlying analysis about what is changing in learning and teaching practices and about what role architecture has in this process. Architectural provision for the post-compulsory educational sector needs to develop learning spaces based on greater clarity and creativity.

This book first engages with recent educational and architectural theories in a critical way. It then considers alternative ways of mapping relationships between spaces and their occupation so as to better understand the social and spatial practices of learning at a variety of scales. Finally, it explores examples of innovative ways for articulating learning and considers the implications for the development, design and occupation of different learning spaces.

Relevant both to architectural practice and to the education of the next generation of design students, this book integrates issues of education, design and cost. It is a wide-ranging and thought-provoking text which supports a better understanding of how to make enhanced and sustainable spaces.

Introduction 1. Why Re-think Learning Spaces? Part 1: Reviewing our Frames 2. Learning Spaces from an Architectural Perspective 3. Learning Spaces from an Educationalist Perspective 4. Learning Spaces from an Estates Planning Perspective Part 2: Mapping the Terrain 5. Getting Beneath the Surface: Re-thinking Relationships Between Learning and Space 6. On the Ground: Searching for the Student Experience 7. Shaping Learning: (Re)designing the Institution Part 3: Shifting the Boundaries 8. Learning as a Transitional Space 9. Hybrid Spaces and the Impact of New Technologies 10. Creative Learning Spaces: Towards the Porous University?

ISBN: 9780415570640
ISBN-10: 0415570646
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: 19th November 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1