Examining the Influences of Professional Development and Learning Spaces
University of Massachusetts Amherst
The goal of this RAC is to examine the influences of professional development and learning spaces, mutually, on the effective use of student-centered learning spaces. At the highest levels, results of this research would inform both learning space design with respect to desired learning outcomes, and design and implementation of professional development programs to achieve the most effective uses of next generation learning spaces. The overarching research question is how do PD-influenced instructional practices combine with learning space affordances to affect the learning experience with respect to learner-centeredness?