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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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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