Tallis and teammates looked into relationships between the number of trees near schools and the academic test scores of elementary school students.
In the last few years (2017 – 2019), a number of important and practical neuroscience-based studies of effective school design have been published and several significant design-related resources have been developed.
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Trees in schoolyards have again been linked to improved academic performance.
Donovan and colleagues investigated how tree cover and road density influence academic performance.
Neuroscientists have investigated how school design can boost educational outcomes and the wellbeing of both students and teachers. Their findings support innovative school design practices, ones that make learning a more pleasant and productive experience.
Perceptions affect outcomes, again
Peper and colleagues studied how posture influences academic performance and their findings should encourage the development of design options that make good posture more likely.
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