Does your learning environment align with your pedagogical vision? Will it cater to different students and their needs? Do you need expert guidance to become the school you aspire to be?
Planning Learning Spaces was published in October 2019 as a guide for anyone involved in the planning and design of learning environments. The book brought together educationalists and innovative school architects from all over the world to pool their collective expertise and
inspire the design of more intelligent learning spaces.
Planning Learning Spaces in Practice was launched to help schools translate their educational vision into learning space design principles, enabling them to create new, or refurbish existing, spaces that actively support their learning goals.
Shape your space
We know the impact learning environments have on educational outcomes, yet the majority of school classrooms are over 40 years old and even new builds fail to learn the lessons of research like The Clever Classrooms report.
Our process engages with the teachers to help the school effectively recreate their learning spaces so that they align with their vision for learning and teaching.
Planning Learning Spaces in Practice
Using our proprietary tools we guide schools through a reflective process, building the link between curriculum and design via a structured framework.
Focusing on the school’s vision, values and ethos, the process helps translate learning behaviours and activities into learning space design principles, enabling them to create new, or refurbish existing, spaces that actively support their learning goals.
Our core team is based in The Cambridge Centre for Learning Spaces and we work with partners worldwide to bring this expertise to schools looking to improve their learning spaces.
Project Director, Co-Author of PLS and Chairman of a4le
Gratnells Learning Rooms Leader and Lead Project Facilitator
Professor Peter Barrett
Author of ‘The Clever Classroom Report’, Project research and evaluation.