Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE)

Spaces and places for higher education





The OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE) works to identify and analyse ways in which higher education facilities can be planned and managed to support the diverse activities of higher education. Higher education institutions have a distinctly different role from primary or secondary schools. They are centres for research and provide knowledge transfer through education, skills development, and cultural and community development. Higher education facilities must accommodate this range of activities while coping with continuous societal and pedagogical changes, as well as evolving information technology opportunities and demands. For CELE/PEB Exchange articles on this topic, see www.oecd.org/edu/facilities/resources.



Higher Education Spaces and Places – Reflections from John Worthington


Professor and Architect John Worthington, UK, reflects on the recurring themes that emerged from the CELE international conference, Higher Education Spaces and Places: for Learning, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange.


For more information, contact Alastair Blyth: alastair.blyth@oecd.org