Peter Lippman and Elizabeth Matthews will present their latest book, Creating Dynamic Places for Learning: An Evidence Based Design Approach (Springer, 2023), which provides an evidence-based design approach to the planning of learning environments, highlighting the interconnectedness of research, practice, theory, and methodology.
Peter C. Lippman, Assoc. AIA, Founder, Places Created for Learning
Elizabeth Matthews, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education, CUNY
About the Speakers:
For the last 25 years, Peter C. Lippman has been researching, writing, and designing dynamic learning environments. Lippman applies social science research methodologies to the visioning, programming, planning, and design of the school building, resulting in optimal learning environments that enhance the experiences of learners. Lippman is an editor for Creating Dynamic Places for Learning: An Evidence Based Design Approach, the author of Evidence-Based Design for Primary and Secondary Schools: A Responsive Approach to Creating Learning Environments, and the founder of Places Created for Learning (PCL) in Perth, Western Australia. PCL is an international research and spatial design practice. The firm's research on the spatial design of learning environments informs their work, providing a framework that guides how they conduct interactive workshops and influences how the shape of their projects. Along with developing educational briefs and educational models for learning environments, PCL utilizes an action research approach to encourage educators to reimagine the spatial design of their learning spaces.
Elizabeth Matthews is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education in the Division of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at City College, CUNY. She obtained her BA degree from NYU, an MA in Cognitive Psychology from Columbia University, and a PhD in Environmental Psychology from the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research interests center on the physical environment of children and youth, school security and violence, and the impacts of physical space on mental health in young people. She has conducted both quantitative and qualitative research on the physical elements of school security and hosted conferences that have brought together international groups of researchers, policy makers, and educators to dialogue on the key issues impacting school design.
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