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?