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Fall 2017




The objective of this research is to observe and analyze the use patterns of flexible breakout spaces at Roosevelt High School. Use patterns are recorded through observation of movement, behavior, length of stay, and activity. Environmental analysis of light, sound, and temperature in the breakout spaces were recorded. Two observational and analysis studies were recorded with users typically spending an average of one minutes or less in the spaces, with cell phone use as the main activity. An additional observational study, several weeks later, utilized a model for breakout spaces. Some findings show correlations with learning pedagogy of breakout spaces and design intent, while others do not. This research aims to understand the effectiveness of the design intent of breakout spaces as determined by student-centric learning pedagogy.


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Use Patterns of Breakot Spaces at Roosevelt High School

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