ERIC Number: ED436926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Learning through Landscapes. Making the Best of Your School Grounds. [Videotape].
This 22-minute videotape describes how school grounds can be transformed into an educational and social development resource that can enrich the lives of students. It discusses design techniques that break up the school grounds into a variety of places and scale them to size to give students options on where to spend their time and what to do. How group projects held in outdoor areas can be used to teach such subjects as geography, conservation, the sciences, and communication are described. Considerations when developing school grounds are examined, including the needs of the school and surrounding community. Organizational tips and the importance of community participation and support when redesigning school grounds are addressed, as is the importance of having professional advice and support. Finally, the following key issues for managing grounds development are highlighted: timing; safety; vandalism; management and maintenance; and commitment. (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning, Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation, Landscaping, Public Schools, Secondary Education, Secondary Schools, Student Behavior, Student Participation
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Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Learning through Landscape Trust, Winchester (England).; Hampshire County Council, Winchester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)