Mediating contemporary learning through spatial change: An account of 'library-as-experimental-space'
Source TitleMapping learning environment evaluation across the design and education landscape
Mapping learning environment evaluation across the design and education landscape
PublisherMelbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne Author/sMorrison, Caroline
AffiliationMelbourne Graduate School of Education
Document TypeConference Proceeding
CitationsMorrison, C. (2015). Mediating contemporary learning through spatial change: An account of 'library-as-experimental-space'. Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne. Melbourne, Australia.
Access StatusOpen Access
Changing a school from traditional to contemporary learning is challenging. This paper presents anempirically researched account of how one primary school, struggling to bring about a more contemporary learning environment, ‘reimagined the geography of learning’ (Mulcahy, 2015) through redesigning the library as an experimental learning space. Altering the image of schooling by creating a visible, alternative learning space served to rehearse the more radical transformation to come. The purpose of this paper is twofold. Firstly it explores the network effects and power relations (Leander, Phillips, & Taylor, 2010; McGregor, 2004) that generated the library-as-experimental-space and the role it played in the larger story of transformation at the school. Secondly it foregrounds the potential of poststructural, sociomaterial research approaches (Fenwick, Edwards, & Sawchuk, 2011; Latour, 2005; Law, 2002), for revealing detailed and nuanced data that may be missed in traditional evaluation methodologies.
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