Impact of Facilities on Learning

Title Abstract Publication Date
Design Matters: How School Environment Affects Children The organization of space profoundly affects learning. Students feel better connected to a building that anticipates their needs and respects them as individuals. Built in 1971, Crow Island School,... 08/31/1998
Design of Learning Spaces: Emotional and Cognitive Effects of Learning Environments in Relation to Child Development The design of learning spaces is rightly gaining more and more pedagogical attention, as they influence the learning climate and learning results in multiple ways. General structural characteristics... 01/31/2012
Design Principles: Creating a More Effective Teaching Facility. Laments that university professors often must teach around the architecture, which impede the teaching and learning experience. The author proposes that the school facility must be conceived as a... 12/31/2004
Design Standards for Elementary, Middle/Junior High, and High School Counseling Facilities. This study sought to increase the knowledge base in the area of the facility needs of school counselors. School conselors were surveyed regarding their perceptions about actual and ideal counseling... 07/31/2001
Designed To Maximize Learning and Minimize Costs. Describes how the Durant Road Middle School in Raleigh, North Carolina sets a new standard in environmental school design. Daylighting, bringing daylight into the building for psychological, health,... 12/31/2001
Designer Schools: The Role of School Space and Architecture in Obesity Prevention. Discusses the link between school space and architecture and obesity prevention by reviewing and synthesizing available literature in architecture, environmental psychology, and obesity research, in... 10/31/2007
Designing Classroom Spaces: Making the Most of Time Summarizes three studies on the effects of physical environment on preschool children's play and cognitive development, and discusses implications for classroom design. Notes that size of play... 03/31/1996
Designing Collaborative Learning Places: Psychological Foundations and New Frontiers. Considers the modern context of collaborative learning and information technology, detailing implications for space design, primarily from the field of environmental psychology--the study of the... 12/31/2001
Designing for Achievement: Processes, Principles and Patterns. Explores how a school's physical space can influence philosophy and culture. Three recommended patterns are display of student work, transparency within the structure, and learning clusters.... 12/31/2006
Designing New Schools: The Race for Space Research shows that for effective learning to occur, children must be actively involved. They need space to work with a wide variety of materials, share ideas, and present their findings. Architects... 02/28/1997
Designing Places for Learning. This book presents information about the condition of schools around the United States. It also describes the link between architecture and academic success and offers suggestions for improving the... 12/31/1994
Designing School Facilities for Learning. Probe: Developing Education Policy Issues. Researchers have discovered that the physical condition of a school can make a difference in student achievement. To further this knowledge, seven articles on school environments, ranging from school... 12/31/1996
Designing Schools Based on Brain Research.[Audiotape] An audiotape explains an Iowa rainforest project that promotes experiential learning for children, and explores the effects of the physical environment on the brain. The project is a one-of-a-kind... 05/02/2000
Deteriorating School Facilities and Student Learning. ERIC Digest. Many facilities in American public schools are in disrepair, a situation negatively affecting the morale, health, and learning of students and teachers. Limited research shows that children's... 12/31/1992
Differences in School Climate Between Old and New Buildings: Perceptions of Parents, Staff, and Students. The purpose of this study was to determine if the age of a school facility had a significant influence on the perceptions of school climate held by students, staff members, and parents in the school... 12/31/2000
Disparities in Public School Financial Support. Shifts in state funding, improved school facilities, and changes in other measurable resources do not lead directly to improved student achievement. Choice may be exacerbating existing disparities.... 08/31/2000
Distraction, Privacy, and Classroom Design. Examines the effect of elementary classroom environment on distraction and sense of privacy among teachers and students. Teacher adjustments to curriculum to prevent distraction, the effect of... 06/30/1984
Do Green Schools Improve a Student's Academic Performance? Concise information sheet summarizing the findings of several studies correlating the quality of school buildings with better student performance. 12/31/2004
Do Indoor Environments in Schools Influence Student Performance? A Review of the Literature. Critically reviews available evidence on relationships between indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in schools and student performance. Because available evidence from schools was limited, the review... 09/30/2003
Do Indoor Pollutants and Thermal Conditions in Schools Influence Student Performance? A Critical Review of the Literature. Presents a critical review of evidence for direct associations between these aspects of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and performance or attendance. Evidence on indirect connections potentially... 12/31/2004
Do Portable Classrooms Impact Teaching and Learning? Examines the possible impact portable classrooms have on the teaching and learning process by exploring current related literature. The article takes a synthesis approach, analyzing current studies... 12/31/2008
Do School Facilities Affect Academic Outcomes? This review explores which facility attributes affect academic outcomes the most and in what manner and degree. The research is examined in six categories: indoor air quality, ventilation, and... 10/31/2002
Do Seating Arrangements and Assignments=Classroom Management? Explores comments from classroom management experts and experienced educators about decisions teachers make on whether students will be allowed to select their own seats and about the impact on... 04/03/2001
Do You Have a Strategy? Education is undergoing a transformation across the country as it responds to new understandings of the mechanisms for learning. These changes are affecting the physical environments where learning... 08/31/2006
Does Design Make a Difference? The failure of the open classroom concept of the 1960's has not diminished the need for researchers to continue to look at learning and teaching to better understand how educational spaces can... 09/27/1997

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