research groups

Architecture and Education is a blog that ‘explores how school design is lived’, curated by Adam Wood and Emma Dyer.

EDUCAUSE speaks to a wide audience, across a range of topics, which has some practical pieces on learning space design.

Evaluation of Learning Spaces Project is a partnership project between Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria University and University of Queensland, Australia. The aim of which is to provide a framework for a full evaluation cycle, from conceptualisation and design to implementation and post-occupancy. They have a great Toolbox Database that provides the details of various sites, methods and evaluations.

Learning Spaces Collaboratory is a US based community of researchers, practitioners and other stakeholders committed to developing resources to inform practice, planning, experience and the assessment of 21st century learning spaces in Higher Education. Their site provides a number of very useful links to other resources, including a number of stories from the field and interviews.

Retrofitting Uni Learning Spaces, an ALTC project, Australia.

SCALE-UP (Student-Centered Active  Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies) one of the first of a new generation of highly collaborative, hands-on, computer-rich, interactive learning environment for large-enrolment courses. Based at NC State University, there are now more than 50 colleges and universities across the US that have adapted SCALE-UP to their context.

SCIL (Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning) a research & development team embedded in a k-12 school, in Sydney, Australia. Don’t miss their design/engage tool for aligning people, pedagogy and place.