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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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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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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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Zimmermann, Petra A.; Stallings, Lynne; Pierce, Rebecca L.; Largent, David – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
Student learning and engagement are paramount for educational institutions. This paper examines the impact of an interactive learning space on teaching and learning for both faculty and students. Specifically, four faculty from disparate disciplines examine the impacts on teaching and learning of an active learning space designed for student…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Active Learning, College Faculty, Classroom Design
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McDavid, Lindley; Parker, Loran Carleton; Burgess, Wilella; Robertshaw, Brooke; Doan, Tomalee – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
Research on pedagogy and learning spaces often assumes that active learning spaces enhance faculty's ability to implement student-centered practices; it also relies on student perspectives. In this study faculty completed surveys that assessed their self-efficacy for student-centered pedagogy, teaching experiences, and student engagement when…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement
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Cogswell, Cynthia A.; Goudzwaard, Michael – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
This case study describes a Dartmouth College classroom redesign that intended not only to encourage innovative teaching but to also promote new ways of thinking about how space influences learning through a partnership with faculty to create an incubator for study. This article discusses the campus context for how the classroom was redesigned;…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, School Space, College Faculty, Active Learning
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Rands, Melissa L.; Gansemer-Topf, Ann M. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
A responsive case study evaluation approach utilizing interviews and focus groups collected student and faculty perspectives on examined how instructors and students utilized a newly redesigned active learning space at Iowa State University and the relationship of this design with environmental and behavioral factors of student engagement. The…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Learner Engagement, Case Studies, Semi Structured Interviews
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Benoit, Andy – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
Having experienced preliminary success in designing two active learning classrooms, Lethbridge College developed an additional eight active learning classrooms as part of a three-year initiative spanning 2014-2017. Year one of the initiative entailed purchasing new audio-visual equipment and classroom furniture followed by installation. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Classrooms, Student Attitudes
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Ramsay, Crystal M.; Guo, Xiuyan; Pursel, Barton K. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
Although learning spaces research is not new, research approaches that target the specific teaching and learning experiences of faculty and students who occupy active learning classrooms (ALCs) is nascent. We report on two novels data collection approaches: Flashbacks and Re-Captures. Both leverage faculty reflective practice and provide windows…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Technological Literacy
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Wanless, Linda – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
For this case study, the author describes the successful collaboration between Michigan Technological University and Herman Miller in the creation of a learning studio within an emerging learning commons. This recently opened learning studio provides faculty and students a place to develop their level of understanding in active teaching and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Business Relationship, Active Learning, School Space
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Chiu, Pit Ho Patrio – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
A Gateway Education Programme is established in Hong Kong that aims to broaden students' interdisciplinary knowledge and nurture student innovations under the Discovery-enriched Curriculum. To support the initiative, a novel idea was proposed for the creation of a Gateway Education Laboratory (GE Lab) with a highly configurable layout equipped…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Discovery Learning
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