Inside Learning – a Participatory App for Researching the School Environments – Final Results

Time: 15:05 - 15:25

Date: Tuesday 16 October

Theatre: General

20181016 15:05 20181016 15:25 Europe/London Inside Learning – a Participatory App for Researching the School Environments – Final Results

Our understanding of school building design in relation to its effects on learning is surprisingly underdeveloped. This is due to the complex nature of the environments, the lack of consensus about the criteria for their pedagogical assessment, and attendant methodological challenges. Post-occupancy evaluations typically fail to assess whether the school estate can support a particular… Read more »

Education Estates 2019

Synopsis

Our understanding of school building design in relation to its effects on learning is surprisingly underdeveloped. This is due to the complex nature of the environments, the lack of consensus about the criteria for their pedagogical assessment, and attendant methodological challenges. Post-occupancy evaluations typically fail to assess whether the school estate can support a particular institution’s pedagogical approach and they rarely consider the views of their key constituency – pupils. The conventional methods do not yield findings that are accepted amongst the diverse range of professionals and communities involved in procuring, designing, maintaining, and inhabiting school buildings. We know that school buildings matter, but we have a limited knowledge of why or, indeed, how they matter.
This paper will introduce the results of the experimental research project that explored how the design of secondary schools affects pupils’ appetite for learning and promotes innovative pedagogical practices. To gather data, the study used a bespoke tablet application designed to explore the relationship between the pupils’ engagement in learning and the spatial affordances in four urban secondary schools in England.

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