New studies in school design research are particularly applicable as teachers adapt more active forms of learning.
Teachers’ Construction of Space and Place: School Architectural Design as a Context of Teachers’ Work
The conclusions in this book are exceptionally well grounded in the environment-behavior literature and research.
New research tools and techniques are enhancing design research.
Understanding the school as a teachers’ work environment is particularly important in light of current educational reforms that are changing the way time, students, and knowledge are organized in the high school.
Students respond to the attractiveness of their school’s environment, engaging in less tobacco, marijuana, and alcohol use and truant behavior.
Fifty two schools in the UK were used to identify ten criteria of well-designed schools.
For most children, directed learning occurs in a specific place they inhabit every school day—their school building. Two research studies add to our understanding of how these physical places can affect children’s learning-related behaviors and performance