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.
Several recent studies have assessed best practices for school design, particularly design that encourages students to exercise.
When fresh vegetables and salad items are more readily accessible, more is consumed.
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.
Evidence has shown that ergonomic interventions can decrease worker discomfort, but can they increase productivity? Are ergonomic guidelines being ignored in schools?