ERIC Number: ED460568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Turn on the Lights! Using What We Know about the Brain and Learning To Design Learning Environments. Issue Trak: A CEFPI Brief on Educational Facility Issues.
Developments in the field of brain research that focus on how humans learn is beginning to influence the way schools are being built and renovated. This report discusses how the brain learns, explores how this knowledge can be used to inform learning theory, and describes what instruction would be like in a brain-based learning environment as well as the implications on facility design. School designs incorporating house concepts, technology networks, and flexible spaces are examples of designs that are compatible with brain-based learning. Concluding comments provide the questions facility planners should ask their clients who wish to implement some of these design approaches to create brain-based learning environments. (GR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Intellectual Development, Learning Theories, Public Schools
Council of Educational Facility Planners, International, 9180 East Desert Cove Avenue, Suite 104, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. For full text: http://www.cefpi.com/cefpi/issue/issue5.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Educational Facility Planners, International, Scottsdale, AZ.