The Current State of The Art in Learning Spaces: A Systematic Review Study

Gurhan Durak, Serkan Cankaya


Developments in technology and Internet have brought about different viewpoints and innovations in the field of education as well as in all other areas. In order to meet the expectations of the new generation born into technology and to support new paradigms in learning, the concept of learning spaces has been in use, and it has become an increasingly important concept in related literature. In this respect, the present study aimed at presenting the results of content analysis on the articles related to Learning Spaces concept in Scopus database between 2008 and 2017. A total of 95 papers were examined to determine the concept list, top journal list, most cited papers, research methods and models, participants, data collection tools and variables in these articles. The study is considered to be important as no content analysis has been conducted on the concept of learning spaces concept. The research results revealed a considerable increase in the number of studies on the concept of learning Spaces by year. It was seen in these studies that conceptual/descriptive methods and qualitative methods were prominent as the research methods; that undergraduate students were preferred more as participants; and that the most common data collection tools included interview and questionnaire. Lastly, in the studies examined, perception and academic performance were among the most popular dependent variables.


content analysis, learning spaces, scopus database, systematic review

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