EDspaces 2022 EDsession Program & Schedule


A Systems Model of Innovative Learning Environments: Design and Use Alignment

  • Description: This session stems from doctoral research on the teacher transition into innovative learning environments (ILEs) and responds to a common misalignment between the physical design of a learning space and its actual use. The session presents a Systems Model of an ILE — with the educator at the center, we will explore the relationship between the physical and organizational environment, interpersonal relationships, and student-centered learning. Specific physical and organizational supports will be discussed as "nudges" to help reach a campus' educational goals. Participants will have the opportunity to apply best practices to their own unique situations.
  • Date:Thursday, November 3
  • Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time
  • Location:EDspaces Classroom C124
  • Track:Post Occupancy/Research
  • Audience:Architects & Designers, Educational Institutions
  • Learning Objective 1:Explore various physical and organizational factors that work together to impact the utilization of space.
  • Learning Objective 2:Understand the power of interpersonal relationships in ensuring the intended utilization of space.
  • Learning Objective 3:Conceptualize how best practices apply to their own unique situations regarding space and pedagogy alignment.
  • Learning Objective 4:Understand how intentional physical and organizational supports can "nudge" users to change practice.
  • Credit:AIA LU, IDCEC/HSW
Raechel French
University of Melbourne | DLR Group