Impact of Facilities on Learning

Title Abstract Publication Date
Can the Physical Environment Have an Impact on the Learning Environment? Advocates for the reform of learning environment design, so that technology is integrated into a collaborative classroom arrangement, rather than as simply an overlay of an existing teacher-centered... 10/31/2010
Cathedral of Culture: The Schoolhouse in American Educational Thought and Practice Since 1820. Discusses the importance of the school building in U.S. education from 1820 to the present. Notes that the schoolhouse became a representation of U.S. cultural values and ideals. Explores how this... 03/31/1989
Center for Architecture and Building Science Research. New Jersey Institute of Technology. CABSR, located at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, has been active in educational facilities research since 1991. The early emphasis was on the interaction between learning environments and...
Center for Environment, Education and Design Studies at the University of Washington CEEDS is a multi-disciplinary academic research center housed at the University of Washington in Seattle. CEEDS works to enhance and improve learning by involving children as active participants in...
Changing Spaces: Preparing Students and Teachers for a New Learning Environment Physical settings in schools have a complex relationship to teaching and learning practices. Uncomfortable tensions can result when the intentions of learners and teachers conflict with each other or... 03/31/2012
Changing the Architecture of Teachers' Minds. Presents a collection of case studies that point toward the vital importance of multi-use architecture in the not-as-yet-realized symbiosis between architects and educators. The article argues that... 12/31/1992
Child Development and the Physical Environment. Discusses characteristics of the physical environment that influence child development, including behavioral toxicology, noise, crowding, housing and neighborhood quality, natural settings, schools,... 12/31/2005
Children and the Physical Environment in School Settings. Explores children's interactions with the physical environment and what they mean in the everyday life of school. The school was viewed as a setting for children's socio-cultural... 01/31/2001
Children's Behaviour and the Design of School Furniture. Compares the effects on children's behaviour and sitting position of traditional classroom furniture with a recently designed chair known as 'Chair 2000' and associated tables. It was... 04/30/1999
Children, Learning, & School Design. A First National Invitational Conference for Architects and Educators. Presents papers from a conference marking the 50th anniversary of Crow Island School in Winnetka, Illinois, held in November, 1990 to examine how collaboration between educators and architects could... 12/31/1991
Children, Spaces, Relations: Metaproject for an Environment for Young Children. This book describes a project on designing spaces for young children; the aim of the project is to enable a meeting of minds between the pedagogical philosophy of Reggio Emilia preschools and the... 12/31/1997
Children, Youth and Environments. This is an online scholarly journal and resource compendium hosted by the University of Colorado, College of Architecture and Planning. The journal is the premier source for interactive information...
CHPLE: Center for High Performance Learning Environments In collaboration with Labs21 and the Institute for Connecting Science Research to the Classroom, the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech has created a new Center for High...
Chronic Noise Exposure and Reading Deficits: The Mediating Effects of Language Acquisition. Reports that first- and second-grade children chronically exposed to aircraft noise have significant deficits in reading as indexed by a standardized reading test administered under quiet conditions... 08/31/1997
Citizens Fit for the 21st Century? The Role of School Design in Facilitating Citizenship and Self-Governance in Young People This article explores the relevance of school design in providing an important social-spatial context for promoting citizenship in young people. Drawing on a small-scale study that investigated the... 02/29/2012
Class Size and Student Performance: A Framework for Policy Analysis. A survey of one national and three statewide studies (in Tennessee, Texas, and Alabama) of class-size achievement effects revealed no consistent pattern across various subjects and grade levels.... 08/31/2000
Classroom Acoustics Affect Student Achievement. Findings from a study comparing unoccupied classroom noise levels and reverberation times to the age of the school buildings and the elementary student achievement scores attained by students using... 09/18/2011
Classroom Cool. Describes simple methods to improve classroom aesthetics and acoustics, including pro-active color selection, full-spectrum lighting, using the walls for educational and inspirational display,...
Classroom Design and How It Influences Behavior Presents suggestions for organizing the early childhood classroom, focusing on play unit assessment and creating accessible areas that hold children's interest. Discusses how classroom design... 04/30/1997
Classroom Design for Student Achievement. Presents the insights of a panel of architects regarding school design intent, classroom functionality, and building attributes for effective learning environments. The presentation includes a... 06/30/2008
Classroom Design for Student Achievement. This video reviews some of the fundamentals of learning styles, how this impacts classroom shape, what resources can be developed outside of the classroom to support instruction, and how facilities... 12/01/2008
Classroom Environment and Student Affective Performance: An Effective Profile The relationships between student affective performance and classroom physical environment, social climate, and management style were studied for 21,622 students, mostly sixth graders, in Hong Kong.... 03/31/1994
Classroom Learning Environments and Students' Approaches to Learning Describes a study conducted at two Australian secondary schools that investigated relationships between perceptions of the classroom learning environment, approaches to learning, and self concept as... 12/31/1998
Classroom Learning Environments and the Mental Health of First Grade Children. Study finds that between inadequate supplies, rundown school buildings, and disrespected teachers buried in paperwork, school can be stressful for 1st graders, who are in a fragile place in their... 02/27/2011
Classrooms and Their Impact on Learning. Discusses the importance of classroom design on learning. Teaching methodology should inform design, as should the non-traditional ways that classrooms are used by teachers, students, after-school... 01/31/2005