ERIC Number: ED451684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May-2
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Designing Schools Based on Brain Research.
Chermayeff, Peter; Townsend, Ted
An audiotape explains an Iowa rainforest project that promotes experiential learning for children, and explores the effects of the physical environment on the brain. The project is a one-of-a-kind private/partnership that has created a fully integrated, seamless educational facility that combines a public school (prekindergarten through fifth grade), teacher development/training center, rain forest (five acres), aquarium and mixed-media, and a large screen theater. It is suggested that the school's great drawing power and the profit it generates will allow the combination rain forest/public school facility to be self-supporting without an ongoing tax subsidy. (GR)
Descriptors: Brain, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Improvement, Elementary Education, Preschool Education, Public Schools, Student School Relationship
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Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Iowa