A practical guide to evaluating the alignment of pedagogy and space
ISBN13 : 9781742865416
Author(s) : Wesley Imms and Benjamin Cleveland
Publisher : ACER Press, 2020
SKU : A5368BK
New Spaces, Better Teaching? addresses the critical role of school architecture in supporting effective teaching and learning, and makes evaluation of learning spaces accessible to teachers.
As a practical guide for teachers, school leaders, system administrators and architects, the book provides insight into how attention to the alignment of pedagogy and space can help improve teaching and learning practices and activities. Based on empirical evidence from a decade of research by the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN), New Spaces, Better Teaching? has a strong orientation towards the need for practitioner-led evaluation strategies that can help teachers (and others working in the field) identify the types and characteristics of learning spaces that are supportive of 21st century pedagogies and the delivery of contemporary curricula.
The book is targeted at teachers, school leaders, facility managers, school system administrators, educational space planners and architects and will provide schools with the underlying principles and practices of good learning environment evaluation and create the case that evaluation of space can be, and should be, a daily exercise in improving pedagogy.