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ERIC Number: ED145528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 144
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School Zone: Learning Environments for Children.
Taylor, Anne P.; Vlastos, George
Architectural solutions to some educational problems are explored and a systematic method is presented for designing schools as learning environments for children. Classroom environments and outdoor play areas are considered as functional art forms and seen as three-dimensional textbooks. The book demonstrates a way of using curriculum as a design determinant and offers design ideas based on experimental research. Based on the assumption that physical setting does contribute to learning, it suggests ways to modify indoor and outdoor educational spaces so that they are an integral part of the learning process. In addition, actual plans and drawings for new educational furniture and equipment are provided. Practical information is given on how to assess the use being made of existing classroom and playground areas and what is to be taught or learned in such space, and then how to use the resulting information in designing richer, more aesthetic, humanistic learning environments. (Author/MLF)
Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, a Division of Litton Educational Publishing, Inc., 450 West 33rd Street, New York, New York 10001 ($7.95)
Publication Type: Books
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