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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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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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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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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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Adedokun, Omolola A.; Henke, Jacqueline N.; Parker, Loran Carleton; Burgess, Wilella D. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
Higher education institutions are increasingly building or remodeling classrooms to be flexible spaces that support learner-centered instruction. However, little is known about the actual impact of these spaces on student outcomes. Using a mixed method design, this study examined student perceptions of a flexible learning space on student learning…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Mixed Methods Research, College Students
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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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Xi, Li; Yuan, Zhang; YunQui, Bai; Chiang, Feng-Kuang – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
The classroom is crucial for students, and seating position within the classroom can affect students' performance. This study conducted a survey to investigate the relationship between seating zones and academic performance among 174 university students in Beijing. The results revealed differences in student performance in terms of seating…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, College Students, Academic Achievement, Classroom Design
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Parsons, Caroline S. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
This study sought to explore how the design of both physical and virtual learning spaces influence student dialogue in a modern university. Qualitative analysis of the learning spaces in an undergraduate liberal arts program was conducted. Interview and focus group data from students and faculty, in addition to classroom observations, resulted in…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Classroom Communication, Undergraduate Students
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Granito, Vincent J.; Santana, Mary E. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
New research is emerging that focuses on the role the physical classroom space plays in the teaching-learning dynamic. The purpose of this exploratory research is to describe the students' and instructors' perspectives of how the classroom space and environment impact teaching and learning. Focus groups were utilized with data points coming from…
Descriptors: School Space, Physical Environment, Classroom Environment, Student Attitudes
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Sawers, Kimberly M.; Wicks, David; Mvududu, Nyaradzo; Seeley, Lane; Copeland, Raedene – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2016
This study investigates how instructor teaching philosophy (traditional vs. constructivist) and type of learning space (traditional vs. active) influence instructor perceptions of student engagement. In a quasi-experimental study, we found that instructors perceived that students were more engaged in the active learning classroom (ALC) than in the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Classroom Environment, Teacher Behavior, Educational Philosophy
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Choi, SeonMi; Guerin, Denise A.; Kim, Hye-Young; Brigham, Jonee Kulman; Bauer, Theresa – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in a set of university classrooms and students' outcomes, i.e., satisfaction with IEQ, perceived learning, and course satisfaction. Data collected from students (N = 631) of University of Minnesota were analyzed to test a hypothesized…
Descriptors: Pollution, Classrooms, Outcomes of Education, Environmental Influences
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Walczak, Mary M.; Van Wylen, David G. L. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2014
In designing St. Olaf College's Regents Hall of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, we attempted to create learning spaces to accommodate classes of 50-100 students and a variety of teaching pedagogies. In this study, we compared three different 72-seat classrooms furnished with half-round tables for four, straight tables, or a serpentine shaped…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, College Faculty, College Students, School Space