Who are we? We explore how learning spaces participate in innovative teaching and learning practice. Despite an increase in global investment in infrastructure for learning there is an alarming paucity of research connecting the properties of space to productive human activity. In response, the Innovative Learning Spaces SIG seeks to connect researchers, professionals and practitioners from education, design and architecture. Together we explore how successful learning environments support different types of activity, and how existing spaces or practices can be modified to enhance valued learning activities. We take a broad approach to learning, and whilst our interest in spaces for learning is grounded in the physical it extends to include the many ways in which the digital challenges, disrupts and enhances the physical.
Membership: Are you an active researcher in this area? Or perhaps you are an educator interested in better using the spaces you work in? Membership is free and gives you access to the latest news and events coming out of the Learning Spaces SIG.
Connect innovative educators and designers through discussions about learning space
Share lessons learned, with the intention of building a collaborative research network
Contribute to the evolution of teaching practice and design for learning.
Most of our meetings take the form of site visits and will be advertised as Events on this website. For those who wish to receive advanced email notification of site visits, workshops and other events, please register as member of the Learning Spaces SIG.
Using open, collaborative learning spaces well: Connecting space with learning tasks, and social interaction.
A University of Sydney Innovation Week workshop, hosted by Dr Stephanie Wilson and Dr Pippa Yeoman on Wednesday 16th August from 10am - 12pm, in The Refectory, on Level 5 of the Abercrombie Building.