New Spaces, Better Teaching? addresses the critical role of school architecture in supporting effective teaching and learning.
As a practical guide for architects, system administrators and school leaders, 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 architects, school system administrators, school leaders, educational space planners, facility managers and teachers 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.