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Ana Pinto: The Importance of space in education

Presentation Abstract


The layout of schools and their spatio-temporal flexibility are directly related to new teaching practices: the case of Montessori environments :
Starting from the theory of Lefebvre and classified in the study of space as the materialization of power relations and as an experiment we will talk about the organization of space and its intrinsic dynamism.

Starting from the same principle where an adequate compression of the spatial organization will counterbalance how it is practiced, planned and imagined. How research in non-traditional education camps (Dewey, Lewin and Piaget, among others, giving rise to the ELT (Experiential Learning Theory)) can help us understand the interface between the education and the environment. Offering a dynamic field based in a learning cycle guided by the of duality reasoning / follow his intuition and discover / work. It is two dimensions that will define a holistic learning space that takes place between individuals and the environment. The fact that all its organization and configuration is subject to the interpretation of users from, on the one hand their own experience but also the culture in which they are immersed.