ERIC Number: ED251954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
An Examination of the Classroom Physical Environment.
Poysner, Larry R.
The physical environment of the classroom is a web of interrelated and, in many instances, interdependent variables. To examine the effects of the physical environment of the classroom, a total of 45 annotated citations are grouped under the following categories: (1) importance and description of classroom environment; (2) individual factors of lighting and heating, color and noise, seating, and general variables; (3) impact upon students; (4) designing and planning for classroom environments; and (5) creative use of classroom environment. There seems to be general agreement as to the basic affect of spatial arrangement, seating, and general aesthetic appeal of a classroom. Many authors stressed that the environment of a classroom needs to be examined and planned just as any other teaching strategy. Included in the paper are a glossary and a 63-item bibliography. (MLF)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Color, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Requirements, Flexible Facilities, Higher Education, Interior Space, Lighting Design, Noise (Sound), Physical Environment, School Space, Student Needs, Student School Relationship
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A