Design of outdoor and environmentally integrated learning spaces

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The chapter explores the environmentally sensitive design characteristics of Charles Sturt University's Albury Wodonga campus and the outdoor learning spaces it provides. Attention will be given to exploring how the holistic and integrated nature of the campus and the environmental functionality of the site provide unique opportunities for learning and learning spaces. Examples are provided of how the natural and built environments of the campus are used as learning spaces to promote social interactions, conversations and experiences that enhance student learning. The chapter highlights the value of outdoor environments as legitimate and critical spaces for learning within higher education. The chapter explores the benefits of designing teaching space from strategies that are defined by inspiration, innovation and sustainability. By engaging such strategies, it is argued, universities can develop diverse, locally appropriate and inclusive pedagogies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysical and virtual learning spaces in higher education
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts for the modern learning environment
EditorsMike Keppel, Kay Souter, Matthew Riddle
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781609601164
ISBN (Print)9781609601140
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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