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In the words of UCJC’s Professor Stephen Heppell “There is a need for proper learning centric FFE to facilitate better learning. Using old designs in new contexts is useless” continuing “High cost spaces and places for learning would exclude many contributors. This is not only a moral issue it is an economic one. We need every learner engaged, not simply the few who can afford to be through the good fortune of his or her location”. Madrid’s Camilo José Cela University report Building Better Learning & Learning Better Building can be downloaded here.
And Stephen’s website www.heppell.net too contains a wealth of information.
Associate Professor Wesley Imms from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education is leading ILETC: Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change: a research programme that will investigate how teachers can use the untapped potential of Innovative Learning Environments (ILEs) to improve learning outcomes for students. For further information, see www.iletc.com.au
The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) has groups around the world with members who are interested in the provision of great learning spaces. They host a global conference programme, details of which can be found on their main (US) website www.a4le.org, the UK one at www.a4le.co.uk or Australasian one at www.a4le.org.au
Learning Spaces magazine is published by Teacher Times group and is edited by our very own, James Clarke. For details of how you can subscribe, click here.
And we always like reading award-winning teacher, Greg Miyanaga’s blog at gooomanjiblog.blogspot.co.uk.