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History/Historical Research

Abrams, Philip. (1972) ‘The sense of the Past and the origins of sociology’, Past and Present, 55

Abrams, Philip. (1982) Historical Sociology. New York: Cornell University Press.

Burke, Catherine (2008) Imagining School: conversations between educators and architects in post-war school design, conference paper given at RGS/IBG Annual Conference, 27-29 August 2008

McCulloch, G (2004) Documentary Research in Education, History and the Social Sciences. Oxon. Routledge

Scott, J. (1990) A Matter of Record: Documentary Sources in Social Research. Cambridge. Polity Press

Wright Mills, C. (1959) The Sociological Imagination. Oxford: OUP.

Space readings general

AMA (Alexi Marmot Associates) for the Scottish Founding Council ( SFC) (2006) Spaces for Learning: A Review of Learning spaces in Further and Higher Education.

Arnot, C. (2007) Out of the Comfort Zone, Guardian Education, Tuesday October 16, 2007.,,2191536,00.html. Accessed 24-10-07.

Beard, C. Clegg, S. and Smith, K. (2007) Acknowledging the Affective in Higher Education. British Journal of Educational Research 32 (2): 235-252.

Benko, Georges and Strohmayer, Ulf (eds.) 1997. Space and Social Theory. Interpreting Modernity and Postmodernity. Oxford: Blackwell.

Burke, C. (2005) ‘Personal Journeys: an examination of the use of the concept of time travel in constructing knowledge of past educational spaces’ in Visualizing History. Images of Education (ed.) Ulrike Mietzner, Kevin Myers and Nick Peim, Kevin Myers. London:Peter Lang.

Burke, C. (2005) ‘The Edible landscape of School’ in Children’s Spaces edited by Mark Dudek (2005) London:The Architectural press

Burke, C. (2005) ‘The School without Tears. E. F. O’Neill of Prestolee’ History of Education Journal, vol 34, no 3.

Burke, C (2005) ‘Play in Focus. Children Researching their own Spaces and Places for Play’ Children, Youth and Environments. vol 15, NO 1

Burke, C. (2005) (ed) Special Issue, Paedagogica Historica, International History of Education Journal. ‘Architecture and Pedagogies’. Vol 41. nos 4-5. Aug 2005.

Burke, C. (2005) 'The Edible Landscape of School' in Paedagogica Historica, ‘Architecture and Pedagogies’. Vol 41. nos 4-5/

DfES (2003) Building better performance: an empirical assessment of the learning and other impacts of schools capital investment, Report carried out by Pricewaterhousecoopers, Research Report 407. Available at

Edwards, R. and Usher, R. (2000) Globalisation and Pedagogy: Space, Place and Identity, London, Routledge.

Fisher, K. (2004) ‘Re-voicing the classroom: a Spatial Manifesto’, FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 46 (1): 36-38.

Francis, R. and Raftery, J. ‘Blended Learning Landscapes’,  Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching, 1 (3).

Gordon, T. and Lahelma, E. (1996) 'School is Like an Ant's Nest': spatiality and embodiment in schools’, Gender and Education, 8, (3): 301-310.

Gordon, T. and Lahelma, E. (2003) ‘From ethnography to life history: tracing transitions of school students’, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 6 (3): 245-254.

Gordon, T. et al, (2000) ‘Making spaces: citizenship and difference in schools’, London Macmillan, Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 10 (3):483 – 491.

Grovenor, I and Lawn, M (2005) Materialities of Schooling. Design, Technology, Objects, Routines (Symposium Books, 2005).

Hodges, L. (2007a) The Learning Mould is Smashed, The Independent Education, 11 January 2007. Accessed 24-11-07.

Hodges, L. (2007b) Learning to move with the times, The Independent Education, 11 January 2007. Accessed 24-11-07.

Jamieson, P., Fisher, K, Gilding, T., Taylor, P. G., Trevitt, A.C.F. (2000) Place and Space in the Design of New Learning Environments. Higher Education Research and Development 19:2, 221-236.

Jamieson, P. Dane, J. Lippman, P.C. (2005) Moving beyond the classroom:Accommodating the changing pedagogy of higher education, Refereed Proceedings of 2005 Forum of the Australasian Association for Institutional Research

JISC (2006) Designing Spaces for Effective Learning: a guide to 21st century learning space design 

Lambert, C. (2007) ‘Exploring new learning and teaching spaces’, Warwick Interactions Journal 30 (2). 

Lash, S. and Urry, J. (1994) Economies of Signs & Space, London, Sage.

McGregor, J. (2003) ‘Making Spaces: teacher workplace topologies’, Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 11 (3): 353-378.

McGregor, J. (2004) ‘Spatiality and the place of the material in schools’, Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 12(3): 347-372.

McWilliam, E. (1996) ‘Admitting Impediments: or things to do with bodies in the classroom’, Cambridge Journal of Education, 26 (3): 367-387.

Mulcahy, D. (2006) ‘The salience of space for pedagogy and identity in teacher education: problem-based learning as a case in point’, Pedagogy. Culture and Society, 14(1): 55-69.

Neary, M. (forthcoming) ‘Learning Landscapes: designing a classroom of the future’, in M. Neary, H. Stevenson, and L. Bell The Future of Higher Education: Pedagogy, Policy and the Student Experience, London, Continuum,

Nespor, J (1997) Tangled Up in School: Politics, Space, Bodies, and Signs in the Educational Process, London, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Nespor, J. (2002) ‘Studying the Spatialities of Schooling’: review of Gordon et al, (2000) ‘Making spaces: citizenship and difference in schools’, London Macmillan, Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 10 (3):483 – 491.

Nespor, J. (2004) ‘Educational scale-making’, Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 12 (3): 309 – 326.

Noyes, A. (2004) ‘Learning landscapes’, British Educational Research Journal, 30 (1): 27-41.

Paechter, C. (2004) ‘Metaphors of space in educational theory and practice’, Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 12 (3):449 – 466.

Paechter, C. (2004) ‘Spatialising power relations in education’, Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 12 (3): 467 – 474.

Papatheodorou, T. (2002) 'How we like our school to be ... pupils' voices', European Educatioanl Research Journal, 1(3): 445-467.

Peim, N. (2001) ‘The history of the present: towards a contemporary phenomenology of the school’, History of Education, 30 (2): 177-190.

Savin-Baden, M. (2008), Learning Spaces: Creating Opportunities for Knowledge Creation in Academic Life, Milton Keynes, Open University Press

Sapiro, S. (1999) Pedagogy and the Politics of the Body: a critical praxis, London: Routledge.

Shields, R. 1997. 'Spatial Stress and Resistance: Social Meanings of Spatialization'. in G. Benko and U. Strohmayer (eds.). Space and Social Theory. Interpreting Modernity and Postmodernity. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers: 186-202.

Shilling, C. (1991) ‘Social Space, Gender Inequalities and Educational Differentiation’, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 12 (1): 23 – 44.

Shilling, C. and Cousins, F. (1990) ‘Social Use of the School Library: the colonisation and regulation of educational space’, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 11 (4): 411 - 430

Space Management Group (2006) Space Management Project: Summary, 2006/42, available at

Temple, P. (2007) Learning Spaces for the 21st century: a review of the literature, Centre for Higher Education Studies, Institute of Education, London.

University of Warwick (2007) Vision 2015: A Strategy for Warwick, University of Warwick, Coventry. Accessed 24-10-07.

Urry, J. 2000. Sociology beyond Societies. Mobilities for the twenty-first century. London: Routledge.

Williamson, A. & Nodder, C. (2002) Extending the learning space: dialogue and reflection in the virtual coffee shop. Computers and Society 32: 3 ACM SIGCAS


Reinventing Spaces specific literature

Margaret Page, Hugo Gaggiotti and Carol Jarvis with Sophie Hayward, Mariana Lukaj, Liza McCann, 'Student and Tutor Reflections on how they have Engaged with Inquiry Based Learning in a Business School', ESCalate Academic papers online


Bibliography (methodology):

Banks, M. and Morphy, H. 1997 (eds.). Rethinking Visual Anthropology. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.

Pink, S. 2001. Visual Ethnography. Images, Media and Representation in Research. London: Sage.



Building Schools for the Future:

The Design Council