The pod room: a group learning space

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Conference publication

Publication details

Wilson, G & Randall, M 2009, 'The pod room - a group learning space', In D Radcliffe, H Wilson, D Powell, & B Tibbetts (eds), Learning spaces in higher education: positive outcomes by design. Proceedings of the Next Generation Learning Spaces 2008 Colloquium, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld., 1-2 October, University of Queensland, Brisbane, pp. 135-138.

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Extract: Bond University has recently completed construction of an engaging formal teaching space, known as the Pod Room, named as a result of its pod, or kidney-shaped, group work desks. The room has been designed to facilitate interactivity, teamwork, and sociability amongst students. Our concept of this pod space is based on an innovative design that has been successfully trialled at the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland.