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ERIC Number: EJ909311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1365-4802
Improving the Learning Process in the Latest Prefabricated School Buildings
Pons, Oriol; Oliva, Josep-Manuel; Maas, Sandra-Ruth
Improving Schools, v13 n3 p249-265 Nov 2010
Since 2000 hundreds of school centers have been constructed in Catalonia using industrialized technologies. These centers are modern, useful, educational edifices built using advantageous prefabricated technologies that improve the building process and reduce the environmental impact of the building. This article analyses whether these technologies can have a positive influence upon learning activities. For example, it studies the viability of carrying out educational projects about the school building itself in the near future. First, there is an introduction about the prefabrication of hundreds of schools since 2000. Next, there is an analysis of the main architectural features that belong to these industrialized school buildings. The following part studies if these architectural features could have an impact on the learning process and/or affect the curriculum. The next part analyses this teaching process by interviewing several schools' teaching staff. Finally, conclusions are drawn and recommendations are made for future educational projects. (Contains 12 notes and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain