Evidencing Better Briefing

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Download: Evidencing Better Briefing – Dr Edward Edgerton Learning Note

Architecture + Design Scotland have commissioned education and design experts to create a short learning note for our web series; “Better briefing for education benefit” to support and expand on the learning points captured from the world café session at the Scottish government schools estate conference, November 2013.

Each piece responds to a particular Issue raised from the world café session, capturing knowledge, opinion and experiences and highlighting how these lessons can be transferable for future scenarios.

The third publication of the series, produced by Dr Edward Edgerton – University of the West of Scotland, looks into briefing for better school buildings, discussing how the shift towards a more “Education led” focus for building new schools has led to a greater focus on the Briefing process.

Dr. Edgerton contends that this shift also demands a rigorous, empirical evaluation of new school environments, to understand if they are actually benefitting the education process; the challenge being to translate the aspirations of the Curriculum for Excellence in to measurable outcomes, which can then be evaluated and the findings utilised to facilitate the briefing process.


Supporting NHSScotland Health Boards and their partners in the creation of successful healthcare facilities by sharing best practice.

Temporary Spaces for Learning

This publication describes the potential of working outside the complexity of the formal school setting as a way of developing education.

Transforming Spaces to Inspire

This is a short “Talking Head” piece, discussing the refurbishment project at Blackfriars Primary in Glasgow.

Visualising Change

This publication looks at the idea of shared spaces to facilitate ambition and attainment by learners.

Whole Place & Integrated Learning

This publication looks into the current physical environments of our school estate and questions if they really support producing resilient learners.

SERVICE: Design Advice for Schools

A&DS offers a design support to education authorities offering an external view, peer support, facilitation and learning networks.

20 Inspiring Learning Spaces

A leaflet summarising the learning from 20 individual Inspiring Please Spaces projects, supporting the Inspiring Learning Spaces publication.

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