ERIC Number: ED438690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Designing Productive Learning Environments.
Knirk, Frederick G.
Based on the premise that school facility design should actively encourage efficient and effective learning, this book explores key design decisions that have a crucial impact on the kind of student-teacher-media interactions which take place in all school rooms and open spaces. Topics addressed include learning space specifications; the conversion of learning specifications into architectural specifications; site planning and facility development; new facility costs and funding; indoor climate control, lighting, and acoustical control; instructional media technology requirements for effective and efficient learning; special-purpose facilities for more productive learning; and equipment acquisition for the learning environment. Appendices provide an evaluation of existing school facilities; a checklist for identifying facility requirements; a planning checklist; a summary of existing facilities and alternative uses of existing facilities; an architect selection checklist; and a list of carrel, furniture, and media suppliers. (Contains 38 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Climate Control, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Effectiveness, Student School Relationship
Educational Technology Publications, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A