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Spaces How are we creating environments for learning?

Spedding, Patricia (2015) Spaces How are we creating environments for learning? In: Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Edcuation. Reflective Teaching . Bloomsbury, London, pp. 171-193. ISBN 978-1-7809-3815-8

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The educational spaces in FAVE are as numerous and diverse as the students. Learning environments encompass physical space, the resources and strategies you select and the way in which you use them. Equally important are ways in which relationships are shaped, the behaviours you encourage, the values you embody in the way you act and the atmosphere/culture that is created. Your subject and pedagogical knowledge, your creativity, the way you work with other teachers, beliefs about your students’ capabilities and how much you care about their education all contribute to educational environments. This chapter considers how spaces can become effective educational environments, where teachers’ agency can maximise democratic, creative and inclusive spaces and environments where education can thrive.

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Depositing User: Patricia Spedding


Item ID: 9255
ISBN: 978-1-7809-3815-8
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Date Deposited: 09 May 2018 15:08
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 16:06


Author: Patricia Spedding ORCID iD

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Faculty of Education and Society
Faculty of Education and Society > School of Education


Education > Further Education

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