Impact of Facilities on Learning

Title Abstract Publication Date
Cleanliness and Learning in Higher Education. Reports on a survey of college students to determine any correlation between five levels of cleanliness and academic achievement. The findings showed that eighty-eight percent of students reported... 03/31/2008
Cleanliness and Learning in Higher Education. Summarizes a publication with the same title that presents the results of a survey of college students to determine any correlation between five levels of cleanliness and academic achievement. The... 06/30/2008
Collective Intelligence. Facility's Response to the International Baccalaureate Curriculum. Provides plans for accommodating the ideals of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program within an existing school facility, including Primary Learning Modalities, General Meeting &... 09/30/2011
Color and Light Effects on Learning. This study examined the effects of color and light on the learning of eleven six-year-old elementary school students. The students were videotaped to identify off-task behaviors and had their blood... 04/11/1995
Color and Light Effects on Students' Achievement, Behavior and Physiology. This intensive research study utilized a quasi-experimental non-equivalent control group design to investigate the effects of full-spectrum light, prescribed color and light/color combinations, ultra... 04/30/1986
Color and Light in Learning. Discusses studies showing that color and light have a significant influence on how students learn and retain information (for example, daylight is much more beneficial than fluorescent light).... 02/01/2002
Color in Education. Discusses the psychophysiological effects of colors and their appropriateness in educational settings. Color selection varies according to age group, room use and the geographical location of the... 11/30/2003
Color: An Unsuspected Influence Discusses appropriate use of colors in school libraries and the ways that color affects learning, behavior, and mood. Also examines the use of colors to bring out the best physical attributes of a... 10/31/1999
Colour and Light in Schools. Theoretical and Empirical Background. It is widely recognised that colour impacts on people, but there is little objective and empirical research confirming such influences on educational performance. Without a “principles guideline”,... 12/31/1996
Community-Oriented Architecture in Schools: How Extroverted Design Can Impact Learning and Change the World According to this article, the design of a school cannot just incorporate the necessary physical conditions for students; it must be designed with its cultural value to the community in mind,... 03/04/2012
Connecting Facility Conditions to Learning Outcomes: A Review of the Literature. Reviews the effect of school facility conditions on learning, as reported in over 300 journal articles, papers, and published reports that were collected by other authors. The areas of building... 12/31/2005
Constructing a Learning Environment That Scaffolds Science Inquiry in First Grade Describes how students, parents, and teachers identified specific characteristics of a classroom learning environment that provided a scaffold for first graders to engage in science inquiry.... 12/31/1998
Constructing Knowledge by Design. Despite the financial challenges the need for new schools presents, new school design provides the opportunity to improve the educational environment by using the school building as a tool for... 08/31/1998
Contributions to an Empirical Phenomenology of School Architecture. Examines how architectural forms affect the inner sensual system, presenting several studies looking at the influence of school architecture on student perception and reaction. Describes empirical... 06/30/1990
Correlating Indoor Air to Student Academic Performance. Briefly reviews studies indicating links between classroom ventilation and student performance, and offers five easy steps to take for improved air quality. 12/31/2007
Cost, Design and Climate: Building a Learning Environment Research has shown that a school building's condition affects student achievement and behavior and that certain facility design elements can improve the learning climate. An ideal CDC (cost-... 12/31/1997
Creating a Learning Environment for Pre-Service Teachers This paper presents statistics from ongoing research on a unique learning environment developed at the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Education (MU-CoE). MU-CoE has developed a new... 04/18/1999
Daylight Makes a Difference: Daylight in the Classroom Can Boost Standardized Test Scores and Learning. [Audiotape]. An audiotape presents study analysis of the effect of daylighting on student performance. Results from test scores of more than 21,000 student records along with other data sets from three school... 05/02/2000
Daylighting in Schools. An Investigation into the Relationship between Daylighting and Human Performance. This study examines the effects of daylighting on human performance, focusing on skylighting as a way to isolate daylight as an illumination source and to separate illumination effects from other... 07/20/1999
Daylighting in Schools: Improving Student Performance and Health at a Price Schools Can Afford. Discusses evidence regarding daylighting and student performance and development, and presents four case studies of schools that have implemented daylighting into their buildings in a cost-effective... 06/15/2000
Daylighting in Schools: Reanalysis Report. This study expands and validates previous research that found a statistical correlation between the amount of daylight in elementary school classrooms and the performance of students on standardized... 02/13/2002
Daylighting Makes a Difference. Examined the role of daylight in student achievement in three schools and found a uniformly positive and statistically significant correlation between the presence of more daylight and better student... 12/31/2001
Design Features for Project-Based Learning. This publication is a condensed version of a doctoral research study conducted to determine the features of the physical learning environment for collaborative, project-based learning, primarily at... 01/31/2002
Design Features Of the Physical Learning Environment For Collaborative, Project-Based Learning at The Community College Level The purpose of the study was to (a) determine the design features of the physical learning environment that support collaborative, project-based learning, and (b) to gain an understanding of the... 04/30/2003
Design for Learning Forum. School Design and Student Learning in the 21st Century: A Report of Findings. At a Design for Learning Forum held in Minneapolis on October 11-13, 2006 to examine future forces shaping school design, forum participants arrived at 10 key findings: 1) recognize the paradigm... 02/28/2007