Academic partners and students from the Dalhousie University research site will be conducting on site research within schools in HRM. These research activities will be a joint effort between the faculties of Sociology and Social Anthropology and Architecture and Planning. Over the course of three days researchers will be examining the qualitative impacts of the learning environment on the occupants.
Our qualitative methods led by Martha Radice are inspired by ‘pop-up ethnography’. These methods consist of direct observation, short individual or small-group interviews with students, longer interviews with staff, and school report cards filled out by students and staff. The lived condition of the school buildings themselves will be photographed, analyzed, and compared to the as-built conditions to observe alterations to the learning environment made by students, staff, and community user groups.
To learn more about the research site led by Dalhousie University in Halifax, click here.