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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Well Designed Learning Spaces

This is fairly old research that has been recycled again for perhaps the fourth or fifth time, but it still holds so much value for me.

Love the quote, 'whole-school factors, such as facilities and size, had less impact than the design of individual rooms'. I wonder how many of us think about this as much as other elements of our teaching and learning?

We are excited here at IPACA to be involved in the Professor Stephen Heppell led LEARNOMETER project (http://rubble.heppell.net/learnometer/).

The LEARNOMETER research project has sought to build something of an algorithm for learning. Alongside data from the students' own views about their learning experience, a clever little box has been created by Friend of IPACA Tom Stacey (@Code_ED) to measure, and report back on, a wide range of physical variables that we know are important to learning:

light levels;
temperature;
sound volumes and rhythms;
humidity;
air pollution;
CO2;
air pressure

We hope to share some of our findings in due course.