SERVICE: Tests of Change – facilitating improvement in the learning estate

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The Tests of Change project aims to create excellent teaching and learning environments. It is a process that helps test improvements in the learning estate. Working small-scale and gradually it develops a culture of testing. This process aims to inform investment and approaches to the use of spaces. The user/learner is at the centre of the process. We use place based analysis, and propose improvements based on evidence.

Who is it for?

Our Tests of Change service is available to education authorities and schools in Scotland. The service is free.

How we can help

The process engages with learners and teachers. Together we produce a an overview of spatial issues and opportunities.  We use the following methods:

  • Planning: We consult with school leaders and teachers to establish the scope of practice change. This helps us identify issues and opportunities
  • Testing: Using “Space Hacks” (workshops) involving learners and teachers we trial temporary solutions in an engaging and interactive way.
  • Evaluating: We review the observations and findings from the “Space Hack” to help inform investment opportunities.

Get in touch

If you would like further information or have a particular project you would like to discuss please contact;

David Fletcher

Diarmaid Lawlor

Tel: 0131 556 6699

What You Said

“A very direct way of engaging with the users at a realistic scale”
Dr Edward Edgerton, University of the West of Scotland


Related Resources

We have produced a range of publications, videos and articles to help inspire you and your project, all available on our website.

(updated October 2018)

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