To mark the publication of Advance HE’s Future Learning Spaces in Higher Education: Space, technology and pedagogy case study series, Dr. Sam Elkington (Teesside University, formerly of Advance HE), outlines in his latest blog post for Advance HE, the significance of working to better understand the interplay between space, technology and learning as an important, but overlooked dimension of teaching and learning processes in higher education today. This was the core focus of Advance HE’s Future Learning Spaces programme.

Advance HE’s Future Learning Spaces programme was aimed at better and more fully evidencing and understanding the relationship and interplay between space, technology and pedagogy in effective learning space design. The newly published case studies series is the culmination of a body of work that began in early 2018 with the aim of bringing together a mix of academic, researcher, senior leader and estates personnel, to share examples of excellence in learning space design and practice, providing the opportunity for inter-professional collaboration and development. Capturing and building on several of the case study examples shared during the Future Learning Spaces programme, the case study series presents an attempt to usher in a broader emphasis on learning space design as ‘sites-for-learning’; and with it a more sophisticated appreciation for how space, technology, and pedagogy hang together and are used and developed to realise learning environments that are truly future facing. The Library @ Teesside University features as one of 6 case studies from across the sector.

You can read the blog post here: https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/news-and-views/future-learning-spaces-higher-education

The Future Learning Spaces in Higher Education: Space, technology and pedagogy case study series can be downloaded here: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/future-learning-spaces-space-technology-and-pedagogy

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