Mobility, physical space and learning

BEARD, Colin and PRICE, Ilfryn (2011). Mobility, physical space and learning. Management Learning. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Our biological inheritance is to sense the world through many channels including the non verbal. Learning theory, in both organizational and pedagogic contexts, has come to recognise as much, yet the dominant physical expressions given to learning space in both contexts remain rooted in linear arrangements. The advent of contemporary human processing tools and artefacts have the potential to liberate the learner yet space designs, driven by dictates of notional efficiency and a view of work and learning as separate, stationary processes, constrain through a reduction in the natural reliance on sensorial, embodied human capacities. With an example of case material, we suggest an asynchronous co-evolutionary process, a syncretisation of learning theories and space design. Granting physical expression to modern views of the learning process as mobile and corporeal can, accelerate learning. Key words Workspace, workplace, learning, complexity, organizational ecology, mobility

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Facilities Management Development
Depositing User: Ilfryn Price
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2011 17:03
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2015 02:47
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3980

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