ERIC Number: ED530955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Educational Dimensions of School Buildings
Bengtsson, Jan, Ed.
Peter Lang Frankfurt
In all modern societies almost everyone of their citizens have spent many years in school buildings, and the largest professional group in modern societies, teachers, is working every day during the working year in school buildings. In spite of this, we know surprisingly little about the influence of school buildings on the people who use them and their activities. What do school buildings do with their users and what do users do with the buildings? In this book seven scholars from the Scandinavian countries discuss and use different theoretical perspectives to illuminate the relationship between school buildings and their users. Contents of this book include: (1) Educational Significations in School Buildings (Jan Bengtsson); (2) Patrick Bjurstrom: The Space of the School as a Changing Educational Tool; (3) Architecture, Pedagogy and Children. The Intersection Between Different Action Programs in School (Thomas Gitz-Johansen/Jan Kampmann/Inge Mette Kirkeby); (4) Interspaces for Learning? A Study Of Corridors in Some Swedish Schools in a Historical Perspective (Maj-Lis Hornqvist); and (5) The School Building as Experience (Hansjorg Hohr).
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, School Buildings, Foreign Countries, Space Utilization, Educational Environment, Architecture, Teaching Conditions, Classroom Environment, Student Experience
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden