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How do different spaces affect learning?

The Tulliportti Teacher Training School in Joensuu has witnessed an interesting PhD project. Researchers have been working together with sixth graders to identify spaces that foster learning in the school’s open-plan learning environment. In addition to pupils’ own feelings, the study also makes use of brain wave data.

  • Learning human
  • Text by Nina Venhe | Picture by Varpu Heiskanen

We are now looking into whether the pupils’ learning experiences cause corresponding signal responses in the brain; in other words, how their feelings match their data.

Lasse Eronen, Senior Researcher

The objective of this study is to understand the benefits of facility planning and possibly even help pupils to take control of their learning.

Ulla Sten, Lecturer, PhD student