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Brown, Kevin – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
The Indigenous Nations Library Program's hallmark mission involves advocating and creating culturally safe places for Indigenous people at the University of New Mexico. This article highlights why there is a need for creating culturally safe learning spaces. It also discusses why indigenizing higher education through spatial autonomy is a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Relevance, College Environment
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Mui, May Lim Sok; Carpio, Guiller Augustin Cea; Ong, Chee Ming – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
This cross-sectional study examines students' and faculty members' perceptions on their use of active learning classrooms in a university in Singapore. The study targets students (398) and faculty (6) who use active learning classrooms -- Applied and Collaborative learning Environment (ACE) rooms. It investigated whether novelty to the learning…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Active Learning, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension), College Students
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Dag, Funda; Sumuer, Evren; Durdu, Levent – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
An active learning environment is a technology-enriched and interactive physical space convenient for applying cooperative, active and engaged learning. It allows focus on engaging experiences for students and faculty. This study investigated pre-service teachers' perceptions and experiences in courses in an active learning environment. Eighty…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Active Learning
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Stalp, Marybeth C.; Hill, Susan E. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
The technologically enhanced classroom assists students in developing their interpersonal, or soft skills, and helps them strengthen needed competencies as they move into their careers. This may be particularly helpful for contemporary students, who have grown up interacting with others electronically, via text message, Instagram, and the like.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Skill Development, Active Learning, Blended Learning
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Haines, Karen; Maurice-Takerei, Lisa – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
Institutions may invest heavily into building and equipping new learning teaching spaces with the intention of encouraging active and collaborative learning to occur. However, there may not be a concomitant shift in teachers' existing pedagogical practices. This qualitative study examined the perspectives of thirty-two tertiary teachers across a…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Space Utilization, Educational Practices, College Faculty
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Birdwell, Tracey; Uttamchandani, Suraj – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
We describe four design principles that guide the Mosaic Fellows Program at Indiana University, a program focused on supporting faculty pedagogy in active learning spaces. The design principles focus on exploring a variety of classrooms with faculty Fellows, engaging Fellows' individual goals, creating shared learning experiences, and encouraging…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, College Faculty, Active Learning, Teacher Collaboration
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Milo-Shussman, Yael; Niva, Wengrowicz – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
Alphabet-boards are commonplace in lower grade classrooms in elementary-schools. If designed correctly, alphabet-boards can help internalize letters into memory. The purpose of this study was to examine alphabet-board characteristics that should be considered by teachers for providing a clear, readable, and applicable pedagogical tool. The…
Descriptors: Alphabets, Classroom Design, Visual Aids, Readability
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Hartup, Mollie; Cossentino, Amy – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
This paper discusses a post-conference experience involving attendees who utilized airport space to debrief through face-to-face (FtF) communication. Their temporary spatial proximity led to an idea generation process of recalling, rethinking, and getting ready for what's next. Literature about learning spaces, knowledge management, and the…
Descriptors: Air Transportation, Buildings, Synchronous Communication, Affordances
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Donnelly, Julie; Berry, Landon – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
The emergence of active learning classrooms (ALCs) on university campuses introduces a need for university teachers to have knowledge of the pedagogical use of physical space. We consider expanding two well-known frameworks for teacher knowledge. Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) describes teacher knowledge about teaching discipline-specific…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Environment, College Faculty, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Leijon, Marie; Lundgren, Björn – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
This article highlights interaction within physical and virtual spaces in a higher education HyFlex learning environment with live streamed lectures and seminars. What kinds of learning spaces do we shape when we connect physical and virtual spaces? How does a group of teachers interact in these spaces and how do the HyFlex spaces affect the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning
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Elrod, Rachael – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2019
Demonstrating academic library value is crucial in this era of budget cuts and freely available online resources. This article provides a unique complement to existing research on library value. The author uses a qualitative approach known as narrative inquiry to evaluate patron experiences during the temporary closure of an academic branch…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Role, Student Attitudes, Student Needs
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Parsons, Caroline S. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
This study investigated the influence of physical and virtual learning spaces on students' socialization into future professions while attending a modern university. Qualitative analysis of an undergraduate liberal arts program that employs the use of roundtable classrooms was conducted. Findings revealed that the roundtable classroom promotes…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Socialization, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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Morieson, Lucy; Murray, Gabrielle; Wilson, Rachel; Clarke, Bronwyn; Lukas, Karli – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
In the face of diverse challenges to traditional higher education (HE) models, creating and defining the value of an on-campus student experience has become a key concern for HE institutions. Originating in response to these challenges, The Belonging Project seeks to improve the student experience in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Student Experience, College Students, Learner Engagement
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Kallio, Julie M. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
The redesign of the physical spaces of classrooms and schools has become a prominent feature in many K-12, personalized learning schools, though it is often dismissed as a peripheral aspect of change. Through observations and interviews at four public schools, I examine the affordances of these new spaces and the narrative of their design. I…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Classroom Design, Individualized Instruction, Educational Change
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Walker, J. D.; Baepler, Paul – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
Research on different types of classroom spaces indicates that innovative classrooms can improve student learning. This study explores one mechanism that may underlie this effect, namely the social context of teaching and learning. The validated Social Context and Learning Environments (SCALE) survey was administered to over 2000 undergraduate…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Predictor Variables, Classroom Environment, Undergraduate Students
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