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Learning Space Design: The presentation of a framework for the Built Environment Discipline

Cotgrave, A and Wilson, HK (2020) Learning Space Design: The presentation of a framework for the Built Environment Discipline. International Journal of Construction Education and Research, 16 (2). pp. 132-148. ISSN 1522-8150

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This paper reports on research undertaken to identify the specific learning space preferences of built environment students within a UK university. Through an instrumental case study design, utilizing a sequential exploratory mixed methods approach, this research explored learning space requirements for built environment students. Initial focus groups were conducted to identify elements of the learning spaces that are important in students’ learning spaces, which were then used to develop questions for the survey phase of the research. From this, we proceeded to develop a framework for learning space design for built environment students. Eight important learning space factors were identified; access to space, convenient workspaces, environment, layout, sense, integrated space, aesthetics and identity. Initial findings are presented regarding differences between disciplines in their rating of elements of the learning space. A framework is presented for practitioners to use in the design process for the development of built environment disciplines learning spaces. This research adds to current understanding regarding student centered learning and workplace research, highlighting preferences for specific learning space factors. The current research is part of a bigger study but presents built environment disciplines outcomes which are applicable to a larger group.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Construction Education and Research on 16/02/2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/15578771.2020.1727067
Uncontrolled Keywords: 09 Engineering, 13 Education, 12 Built Environment and Design
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Doctoral Management Studies (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2020 11:43
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2024 16:15
DOI or ID number: 10.1080/15578771.2020.1727067
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12307
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