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I am studying physical spaces and social behaviour, mainly in educational environments. Main fields of interest, currently, teachers' collaboration and the relationship with the physical space, acoustic and 21st Century learning, (subtle) cultural differences influence on educational systems.
In this paper, the author reflects on the affordances of various physical learning spaces. The author uses four different types of children’s communities as a lens to do so. Children’s communities are important because they are fundamental for children’s well-being and development. Furthermore, learning to gain access to and partake in communities...
The chapter discusses how co-design can contribute to interprofessional collaboration between designers, teachers and students in order to support the development and use of hybrid learning spaces in primary education. The creation and use of a hybrid learning space involves the development and entanglement of new pedagogical practices and physical...
This chapter considers how teacher mindsets, in connection with the physical possibilities at hand, lead to spatial habits and teaching practices. It draws on empirical material from an ethnographic study examining how teachers are influenced unknowingly by the roots of their profession and thus arrange furniture in ways that do not always support...
I argue that physical diversity within a larger space is more beneficial for teacher collaboration than flexibility because flexible spaces are not equal to flexibility in the organisation. Teachers share a space when they move around in it amongst each other, not when they are moving furniture around. Most teacher practices are connected to a spat...
The world has been changing so fast that educational systems have not had time to keep pace. We therefore need to rethink, renew and modernise our schools, as well as develop a new educational experience for children. In order to do this, it is crucial that we devise a new approach to developing our educational systems. This article proposes a nove...