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ERIC Number: EJ895590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2072-7925
The Concept of "Educational Campus" and Its Application in Spanish Universities
Calvo-Sotelo, Pablo Campos
CELE Exchange, Article 8 Jul 2010
A university campus should reflect a commitment to quality and be dedicated to the intellectual, psychological and social development of its students. The "Educational Campus" is an innovative concept which espouses this concept and is designed to stimulate a process of modernisation in universities and contribute to their excellence. The theory underpinning the Educational Campus is that education as a whole, and--as a corollary, the university--is a spatial happening. The premise of this view is that the interaction that facilitates the transmission of knowledge must take place in a specific, physical environment. The wealth of possibilities offered by architecture and planning therefore constitute a key element in relation to the ultimate mission of every higher education institution, which is the all-round education of its students. Given the current European university system, the principles of the Educational Campus can be of great benefit when designing and remodelling campuses, and in this way contribute to excellence. Although finer details have to be determined locally, the global concept can be applied to any scenario. Any university can develop a planning strategy: it simply needs to carefully analyse the ten principles that underly the concept of the Educational Campus and apply them in function of the characteristics of the campus in question and its social and urban context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain