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ERIC Number: EJ887193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-1387-1579
Architectural Design and the Learning Environment: A Framework for School Design Research
Gislason, Neil
Learning Environments Research, v13 n2 p127-145 Jul 2010
This article develops a theoretical framework for studying how instructional space, teaching and learning are related in practice. It is argued that a school's physical design can contribute to the quality of the learning environment, but several non-architectural factors also determine how well a given facility serves as a setting for teaching and learning. Supporting evidence for this argument is drawn from research on school climate and organisation, as well as from the author's study of three open-plan high schools. Facilities design, educational practice, school culture, and student learning are found to be interrelated aspects of a school's total learning environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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