This article explores various educational theories, research and factors that can be correlated to or have an impact on the physical spaces in which learning takes place. As school design and planning becomes more in tune with the influences that affect education, the connection between physical space and the learning process becomes more relevant. Drawing from sources such as recognized research on student learning habits and styles as well as our own research regarding student social behavior and engagement we can begin to propose concepts and design solutions that may help achieve the goals of education and most importantly, the goals of the student.
Poelker, J. (2010). "Students of Today and Tomorrow: Discovering How and Where they Learn Best." Perkins+Will Research Journal, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp 56-71. http://perkinswill.com/research/research-journal-vol.-02.02.html