The AIA has released a report “detailing strategies that can reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission in K-12 facilities.”
Taylor and Butts-Wilmsmeyer studied kindergarten students’ ability to self-regulate their behavior after spending class time in green schoolyards.
Sando and Sandseter evaluated how the design of outdoor spaces at early childhood education and care (ECEC) institutions influences children’s (3-4 year old’s) wellbeing (feeling at ease and self-confident, for example) and health (via physical activity).
Elevating learning and wellbeing
New research confirms that scents we smell as we learn and sleep influence our cognitive performance.
Location, learning links
Recently published research investigated links between green areas near schools (specifically within 500 meters of them) and student levels of ADHD.
Astolfi and colleagues investigated the effects of classroom acoustics on the educational experiences of young people, age 6 to 7.
Research conducted at the University of California, Davis, indicates that the temperature and air quality in K-12 classrooms may be degrading students’ ability to learn.
Managing background noise also vital