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Imagining Transitioning, Experiencing & Reimagining. Dr Hilary Hughes Dr Derek Bland Dr Jill Willis. Qld schools - $1.78 billion Building the Education Revolution (BER), including school libraries….. What is happening inside?.
Dr Hilary Hughes
Dr Derek Bland
Dr Jill Willis
Qld schools - $1.78 billion Building the Education Revolution (BER), including school libraries…..
What is happening inside?
Research inquiry - How does the physical environment of school libraries influence pedagogy and learning outcomes?
Emerging spaces: What are the implications for teacher-librarians when transitioning into a new library learning space?
Established spaces: How do members of the school community experience the creation of a new library learning space?
Imagined spaces: How do students imagine the design and use of engaging library learning spaces?
Imagining –initial planning and designing of the new learning space
Transitioning –the ways teachers, teacher-librarians and students use the new space in their learning and teaching
Experiencing –the ways teachers, teacher-librarians and students use the new space in their learning and teaching
Reimagining –evaluation and ongoing renewing of the space.
It’s not enough to have a pretty building or space, it has to work as well. (Teacher-librarian, School 2)
We even talked about things like the colours on walls and the design of the cupboard and what the front space of your classroom should look like as far as positioning of white boards and all of those things. (Principal, School 2)
Anything that hasn’t seen daylight for seven years can go, and anything that looks grotty goes.
(Teacher Librarian, School 2)
There’s learning spaces within a learning space. You can be outdoors. You can be completely indoors. You can sit traditionally. The children can go sit cross-legged in the floor area. They can lounge all over the floor there and the stairs with the cushions.
(Teacher, School 2)
It is inviting and allows children to engage in many ways.
(Principal, School 2)
As a whole, I think it was a good design. It was as close to what I wanted as possible. It’s just small things like the shelving. (Teacher-librarian, School 2)
If we had to do it again I would have liked to have been able to have more input when it came to actually configuring the internal of the library.
(Teacher-librarian, School 2)
If I had lots of money I would maybe put some bean bags or cushions out on the balcony and put some trees in pots and stuff.(Student, School 2.)
17 recommendations for future action:
Overall, best results occurred where there was consultation, collaboration & creativity.