2nd March 2022

Frederiksbjerg School, Aarhus, Denmark. Designed by Henning Larsen

Dear Colleague – Good wishes for Spring 2022,

As we emerge into what we all hope will be a better year we have some very exciting news to share with you all.

A4le EUROPE

We have formally reconstituted ourselves as A4le Europe. This is an important change and builds on the work that we have been doing across Europe and confirms our commitment as a European region of the Association For Learning Environments. As A4le European members you continue to use your login details as access to the main A4le North American website www.a4le.org

ONLINE FORUM MEETING – Hosted from LearningSpaces Innovation Centre

Join us for our next event – Thursday 12th of May 16:00 UK time

Please use this link to join us for the meeting

https://zoom.us/j/95797138024?pwd=RVhGd1hEaGFnaVZGM1VUUlBFUmFiZz09

We will be hosting an online forum discussion for members to share experiences and news on their activities. At this meeting our Action Research Team will be updating colleagues on the latest information and developments coming out of our project with Melbourne University. In this session we will also be introducing a video entitled ‘New School’ that will be available to members only, after the event. We will be sending you the link to join this session and view the video.

The following link provides the trailer to the video we will be including and discussing:

A4le LEARNING HUB

We are pleased to announce that we will be working in partnership with The Cambridge Centre for Learning Space Innovation in Cambridge, England. The centre is a forum to support and advance excellence, innovation and wellbeing in school design. It will act as a knowledge hub for A4le Europe and provide an additional venue for A4LE and members events in the UK.

Our address for all correspondence:
A4LE Europe. Newnham Mill, Newnham Rd, Cambridge CB3 9EY

GLOBAL RESEARCH CONSORTIUMThe Future of Learning Space Design

The University of Melbourne approached A4LE Europe in 2021 to join global research

consortium to identify and research next practice in global learning space design. This work follows on from the completion of the successful Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change Project completed in 2020 http://www.iletc.com.au/. A4le Europe and its members supported this project and hosted events throughout the project lifespan. 

We were pleased with the response that the Leadership Team received from the requests to members sent out to request support and resource this first truly international project.

There are 19 International Teams involved in the project. The Association for Learning Environments Europe has established an Action Research Team to facilitate its approach to the project and promote knowledge sharing with all a4le European members in 2022.Our team is distinctive because it draws upon the range of multidisciplinary membership representing all those who are involved in the work of A4LE Europe.

Our organisational approach for the A4LE Action Research Team is made up of a Core Group and Advisory Team. These teams will work together to develop and disseminate the international project to all of our European Membership.

Core Team: Alastair Blyth, UOW, Michal Cohen, Walters and Cohen. Lene Jensby Lange, Autens, Terry White,A4le.

Advisory Team: Joss Boys, UCL, Emma Greenland, Anderson Acoutics, Murray Hudson, Gratnells, Sandra Jenkins, Autens, Peter Kristiansen, SWECO, Bhavini Padya, Planning Learning Spaces, Gary Spracklen, Prince of Wales School

Please note your link to the a4le Europe website is now: www.a4le.eu

Your log in details remain the same for all a4le websites e.g. www.a4le.org

We draw your attention to the most recent publication of Learning By Design, which can be found here: https://pubs.royle.com/publication/?i=743809&p=&pn= . This publication has a North American focus and is produced in partnership with the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

A4le EU website contains all issues of the Planning Learning Spaces Magazine.

We enclose the link to the latest Planning Learning Spaces Magazine here:

On behalf of the A4LE European Membership Team, we hope you will be able to join us on Thursday May 12th 16:00 UK Time here https://zoom.us/j/95797138024?pwd=RVhGd1hEaGFnaVZGM1VUUlBFUmFiZz09

Terry White, Chair terry.white@a4le.eu

Alastair Blyth, Vice Chair A.Blyth@westminster.ac.uk

Lene Jensby Lang, Vice Chair lene@autens.dk

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