ERIC Number: EJ837591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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In a World of "Us-ness"
Educational Facility Planner, v43 n2-3 p5-8 2009
In the morning when a child walks into a classroom, he should feel a sense of belonging. In simple terms, this defines the world of "us-ness," a concept that noted educator and new media expert, Professor Stephen Heppell says plays the most important part in designing a new learning facility. Heppell advocates a critical assessment of the needs of learners before designing spaces. Educators should revisit the way schools are being built. Investments in educating children on a per-student cost basis could vary from $8,000 in the United Kingdom to $60 per annum in Kurdistan but, buildings nor per-capita investment in education alone will not make a difference unless people understand what learners need.
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Expenditure per Student, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Student Needs, Student Attitudes
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