Living spaces: indoor learning environments

Luke Touhill

    Research output: Book/ReportBook


    The physical environment is a powerful influence on our work with children. It shapes the behaviour of educators and children alike and plays a key role in the effectiveness of early childhood programs. Rich and inviting environments engage children in meaningful and interesting experiences, helping to develop curiosity, creativity and problem solving skills. Importantly, the physical environment also provides a concrete insight into our beliefs about children and learning. It is a physical expression of our philosophy and as such presents a powerful first impression to children, families and others who may visit our settings. In this book the author considers how to create a living spaces, learning environments that are alive with possibilities, that truly support children's learning and that welcome and engage educators, children and their families. Topics covered include: organising space and time; principles of room arrangement; creating social spaces; spaces for babies and toddlers; resources and materials for learning
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationDeakin West, ACT
    PublisherEarly Childhood Australia
    Number of pages27
    ISBN (Print)9781921162985
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Publication series

    NameECA Research In Practice Series
    PublisherEarly Childhood Australian
    ISSN (Print)1440-5148


    • early childhood care and education
    • learning environments


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