1st Edition

Towards Creative Learning Spaces Re-thinking the Architecture of Post-Compulsory Education

By Jos Boys Copyright 2011
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    204 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book offers new ways of investigating relationships between learning and the spaces in which it takes place. It suggests that we need to understand more about the distinctiveness of teaching and learning in post-compulsory education, and what it is that matters about the design of its spaces. Starting from contemporary educational and architectural theories, it suggests alternative conceptual frameworks and methods that can help map the social and spatial practices of education in universities and colleges; so as to enhance the architecture of post-compulsory education.

    Introduction  1. Why Re-think Learning Spaces?  Part 1: Reviewing our Frames  2. Learning Spaces from an Architectural Perspective  3. Learning Spaces from an Educationalist Perspective  4. Learning Spaces from an Estates Planning Perspective  Part 2: Mapping the Terrain  5. Getting Beneath the Surface: Re-thinking Relationships Between Learning and Space  6. On the Ground: Searching for the Student Experience  7. Shaping Learning: (Re)designing the Institution  Part 3: Shifting the Boundaries  8. Learning as a Transitional Space  9. Hybrid Spaces and the Impact of New Technologies  10. Creative Learning Spaces: Towards the Porous University?


    Jos Boys has a background in architectural practice, research and journalism and is currently Senior Research Fellow of Learning Spaces at the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning through Design (CETLD). She has taught at various institutions, including the Architectural Association, London Metropolitan University and the University of Brighton; and has also been an academic developer for the art and design disciplines. Jos’ practice is predominantly community-based and she is particularly interested in exploring the relationships between space and its occupation, not just theoretically but also publically and practically.