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Creating Spaces for Autonomy: The Architecture of Learning and Thinking in Danish Schools and Universities

Hope, M.; Montgomery, C.

Authors

M. Hope



Contributors

H.E. Lees
Editor

N Noddings
Editor

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the concept of space and its relationship to autonomy and perceptions of freedom in education. It includes a review of the literature that indicates the links between physical and metaphorical spaces and learning are still largely unexplored. Eriksen noted in 1973 that our understanding of educational space had not developed in tandem with new concepts of the learning process (Eriksen, 1973). Nonetheless, current research suggests that the environment in which learning takes place can have a significant impact on both the construction of meaning in education and the dynamic of learning (Montgomery, 2008).

Citation

Hope, M., & Montgomery, C. (2016). Creating Spaces for Autonomy: The Architecture of Learning and Thinking in Danish Schools and Universities. In H. Lees, & N. Noddings (Eds.), The Palgrave International Handbook of Alternative Education (305-319). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-41291-1_20

Acceptance Date May 8, 2016
Online Publication Date Sep 1, 2016
Publication Date 2016
Deposit Date Oct 8, 2019
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Pages 305-319
Book Title The Palgrave International Handbook of Alternative Education
ISBN 978-1-137-41290-4
DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-41291-1_20