WELCOME TO THE ENVIRONMENTS RESEARCH GROUP
The Environments Research Group was created by Prof. Elizabeth Matthews to provide a platform for the discussion of topics and research focused on the role of the physical environment in shaping human development, physical health and socialisation. In addition to conducting empirical research, the team at the Environments Research Group also plans conferences, consults with schools and organizations to gather data on student outcomes, and provides post-occupancy evaluations.
EVENTS, LECTURES & WORKSHOPS
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION IS NOW LIVE!
The section on the Physical Environment of Schools has been edited by Peter C. Lippman , Elizabeth Matthews & Wes Imms. Chapters in this section cover the space and circulation, the concept of affordance theory , noise and ownership of space.
LONDON INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN EDUCATION (LONDON, UK)
December 9-11, 2019
Prof. Matthews has been invited to present her research on parent involvement and the presence of invasive security practices in schools. More information as well as the registration link for the conference can be found at :
SCHOOL SPACE & ITS OCCUPATION: CONCEPTUALISING & EVALUATING INNOVATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
Check out this new title by Brill Publishers which includes two chapters written by Elizabeth Matthews & Peter Lippman on early childhood environments and school design! (Release date: August 2018)