About the Learning Spaces Pedagogic Research Group

The group is committed to applied research and has recently developed a partnership with IBI THiNK at IBI Nightingale architects to strengthen the link between research and practice.

Well designed, flexible and agile spaces are essential for individual, small group and large group activities. Environmental psychology literature highlights how physical settings, including the colour of walls, levels of natural light and temperature can motivate or even disempower students and staff.

Given the centrality of constructivist approaches to teaching and learning, our pedagogic research group seeks to reflect upon whether the physical environment is fit for purpose and the scope for small low cost changes that can have high impact on the learning and teaching experience. The pedagogic research group welcomes participants from academic schools through to estates and learning support to join the debate.