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Building education: a participatory framework to support the planning and effective use of new school spaces

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Pamela Woolner



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The purpose of this reflection paper is to present a new framework to guide the process of investment in education infrastructure through participatory planning, and to consider its application to the development of innovative spaces. Financing education infrastructure provides an opportunity to innovate to support student learning, but for this to happen infrastructure and education investments need to be conceived from the beginning as a single, intertwined process. The Constructing Education framework is based on research evidence about the effects of educational environments and theoretical understanding of change. It draws on the issues identified in a series of in-depth reviews carried out in the cities of Espoo, Finland, the department of Seine-Saint Denis, France and Malmö, Sweden, to explore the links between construction and education during the investment process.

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Author(s): Woolner P, Duthilleul Y

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IUL Research

Year: 2022

Volume: 3

Issue: 6

Pages: 62-75

Print publication date: 21/12/2022

Online publication date: 01/12/2022

Acceptance date: 03/11/2022

Date deposited: 09/03/2023

Publisher: Universita Telematica degli Studi - I U L


DOI: 10.57568/iulres.v3i6.343


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