ERIC Number: ED025302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Prepared Environment and Its Relationship to Learning.
Loeffler, Margaret Howard
A "prepared environment" is a planned learning facility for young children which offers a supportive and stimulating environment. Current thinking on early learning and the resultant implications for the design of a physical environment which would encourage conceptual development are examined in this book. Each section considers a particular concept: (1) dependence, independence, interdependence, (2) early stimulation and learning, (3) manageable complexity, (4) the play of young children, and (5) the role of the teacher. The educational rationale and architectural interpretations in terms of equipment and physical surroundings are given for each section. Drawings supplement the discussions. (MS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classrooms, Controlled Environment, Early Experience, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Strategies, Facility Guidelines, Flexible Facilities, Furniture Design, Physical Environment, Preschool Learning, School Buildings, School Space, Space Utilization, Stimulus Devices, Teacher Role, Young Children
Trustees of Casady School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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Authoring Institution: Casady School, Oklahoma City, OK.