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Does Space Matter? Classroom Design and Team-Based Learning


  • Molly Espey


This study analyzes how student learning and attitudes toward the learning experience in a team-based learning environment are affected by classroom design. Three alternative classroom set-ups are considered: one with large tables oriented in rows facing the front of the room, one with desks, and one with small tables and office-type chairs, both with rollers for easy mobility. Neither individual nor team performance on graded assignments is significantly affected by the different classrooms, but student attitudes about team-based learning improve with both comfort and physical ease of communication within teams. Copyright 2008, Oxford University Press.

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  • Molly Espey, 2008. "Does Space Matter? Classroom Design and Team-Based Learning," Review of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 30(4), pages 764-775.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:revage:v:30:y:2008:i:4:p:764-775

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    1. Jennifer Imazeki, 2015. "Getting Students to Do Economics: An Introduction to Team-Based Learning," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 21(4), pages 399-412, November.
    2. repec:kap:iaecre:v:21:y:2015:i:4:p:399-412 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Espey, Molly, 2013. "Making the Most Out of What You’re Already Doing," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 149027, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

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