Spaces of Teaching and Learning

Integrating Perspectives on Research and Practice

  • Robert A. Ellis
  • Peter Goodyear

Part of the Understanding Teaching-Learning Practice book series (UTLP)

Table of contents

About this book


This integrated collection of perspectives on the spaces of teaching and learning uses ‘learning space’ to place educational practice in context. It considers the complex relationships involved in the design, management and use of contemporary learning spaces. It sheds light on some of the problems of connecting the characteristics of spaces to the practices and outcomes of teaching and learning. The contributions show how research into learning spaces can inform broader educational practices and how the practices of teaching, learning and design can inform research. The selection of chapters demonstrates the value of gathering together multiple sources of evidence, viewed through different epistemological lenses in order to push the field forward in a timely fashion. The book provides both a broad review of current practices as well as a deep-dive into particular educational and epistemological challenges that the various approaches adopted entail. Contrasts and commonalities between the different approaches emphasise the importance of developing a broad, robust evidence-base for practice in context. This is the inaugural book in the series Understanding Teaching-Learning Practice.


Learning spaces Learning spaces in Higher education Learning spaces in Schools Translational research Physical and virtual Pedagogy and space Virtual Learning spaces Physical Learning Spaces

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert A. Ellis
    • 1
  • Peter Goodyear
    • 2
  1. 1.Arts, Education, Law GroupGriffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of Education and Social WorkUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-7154-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-7155-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-0845
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-0853
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