Spatial implications of new ways of learning.
What is it about?
The purpose of this paper is to explore the spatial implications of new learning theories and the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in higher education. Based on a review of the literature, a theoretical framework has been developed that visualises the spatial implications of developments in higher education. To further explore spatial configurations that support changes in education, a comparative floor plan analysis was carried out at four Dutch institutes of higher education. The findings show that the traditional classroom space is progressively being replaced by a variety of learning settings to support contemporary learning activities.
Why is it important?
The research findings contribute to a better understanding of the alignment of learning space to the evolving needs that come from new ways of learning, supported by advanced ICT, and can be used to support space planning in higher education.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr. Theo van der Voordt and Mr Ronald Beckers
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