Experiential space

Cheers, Chris and Eng, Chen and Postle, Glen (2011) Experiential space. In: Physical and virtual learning spaces in higher education: concepts for the modern learning environment. IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA. United States, pp. 266-277. ISBN 978-1-60960-114-0


The description of learning environments as physical or virtual spaces focuses on the tools and infrastructure that support learning as opposed to the learning interactions. The authors of this chapter advocate the view that to maximise the potential of any learning environment, educators need to understand how students learn in the first instance and then design the learning environment based on these insights. Throughout this chapter, formal learning is conceived as an individualised experience within an organised learning community, and as such, it is suggested that this learning environment is described as an experiential space. Within this chapter, an approach to designing an experiential space that uses problem based learning to engage students and facilitate their active construction of knowledge is described. The Holmesglen built environment degree program is used as a case study to illustrate a particular solution to designing an experiential learning space.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2012 IGI Global. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. See the Website location above for details.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2011 07:26
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 06:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital environment; mobile technology; wireless; e-learning; online education; distance education
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080503 Networking and Communications
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60960-114-0.ch016
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19626

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