Special Issue "Learning Environments"
A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020) | Viewed by 8026
Learning environments are spaces designed to advance teaching and learning. These spaces can be studied from the perspective of their simultaneous psychological, social, and physical character. Today, these spaces can also be entirely virtual or include virtual components.
Learning environments can be, for instance learner-, community-, or content-centred. They can foster playful learning, project-based learning, independent study, or groupwork. Another important aspect of learning environments regards safety and wellbeing, covering the related psychological, social, and physical issues. Furthermore, in the design and research of learning environments, we may pay attention to accessibility, equity, and inclusion.
For this Special Issue of Educational Science, we invite theoretical, practice-based, practice-led, and empirical studies broadly looking at learning environments from psychological, social, technological, design, and architectural perspectives. The aim is to capture the diversity of research related to learning environments. Especially, we are looking for contributions on innovative learning environment designs.
The themes of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- Physical learning environments: school and learning space design based on pedagogy
- Virtual learning environments based on pedagogy
- Outdoor learning environments based on pedagogy
- Learning science and learning environment
- Learning environments for different school subjects and disciplines: languages, math, science, humanities, art and design, technology, engineering, etc.
- Learning environments for different pedagogical approaches and situations; student-centred, collaborative, active, multi-disciplinary, transdisciplinary, assessment, self-study, posthumanist, etc.
- Integration of Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence into learning environments
- Comparation of different types of learning environment
- Safety and well-being and learning environments
- Accessibility, inclusion, and learning environments
- Discrimination and learning environments
- Participatory design of learning environments
- Methodological questions related to the design and implementation of learning environments
Assoc. Prof. Teemu Leinonen
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- Learning environments
- Virtual learning environments
- Research-based practices