On My Mind…Learning Spaces

It’s been quite a busy and crazy start to the 16-17 school year! Just finishing rolling out 50 updated K-12 classrooms based off of the district’s Next-Gen Classroom framework! Teachers worked all summer to concept their new classrooms, set instructional goals, develop new instructional strategies/approaches, find and repurpose furniture, select new furnishings, select desired technology to facilitate learning and got their classrooms ready for the start of school. You talk about thinking outside the box, getting outside of comfort zones, being creators, taking risk and having flexibility….it’s AWESOME! Taking a moment to breathe now, allows me a little time to find research articles on learning spaces. Here are a few research-based articles I’ve come across on this topic:

  • Baglier, T., Caswell, T. (2016). Destroy Your Classroom! Re-conceptualizing the Instructor/Student Model in Academic Libraries, Journal of Library Administration, 56(1), 17-26
  • Campbell, M., Saltmarsh, S., Chapman, A., Drew, C. (2013). Issues of Teacher Professional Learning within “non-traditional” Classroom Environments. Improving Schools, 16(3), 209-22
  • Hunter, T., James, B. (2015). An Examination of the Views of Key Stakeholders on the Development of Learning Spaces at a Regional University. Journal of Facilities Management, 13(2), 204-222