ERIC Number: ED446426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
This paper addresses the student commons area in terms of its use as a social space for student or instructional space, and covers the common design principles that all commons areas should have. Included are brief comments on educational trends that have fostered the growth of commons areas. Highlighted design principles that should be included in all common areas present areas that convey a sense of place and belonging for students, balance the pragmatic maintenance/organizational concerns of the administration with the psycho social needs of students, and make the student commons a true learning environment. (GR)
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Student School Relationship
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, Washington, DC.