Teacher Workspaces

Title Abstract Publication Date
Designing Teaching Facilities: Pedagogy as the Driving Force. Pedagogy, the art and science of teaching, should be the driving force behind the design of any teaching facility. What is taught and how it is taught should determine the size, type, and... 06/30/2005
Designs on Security. Discusses design options that can bring about a more secure education environment while helping staff to better supervise students and reduce outside interruptions that can disrupt the learning... 03/31/1999
Effect of Architecture on Education Christopher explores the effect of school buildings on education. Although a quality building cannot make up for a poor curriculum, an exceptional environment can improve a program's... 12/31/1990
Effects of School Architectural Design on Student and Teacher Anxiety. Reports on junior high school student and teacher anxiety, which was higher in open-plan schools than in conventional plan schools. In the open plan schools, transition to new activities were more... 06/30/1984
Facility Impact on Learning. A student/teacher survey form is provided that addresses the question of what students' and staff's opinions are on the importance of school learning areas at the elementary school level.... 05/01/1996
Faculty Workspaces. Describes the teacher workspaces at the Metropolitan Learning Center in Bloomfield, Connecticut. The shared spaces are situated in the distributed learning houses of the school and feature flexible,... 01/31/2004
Future School Facility Design: Clues from Emerging Definitions of Teaching and Learning Plus New Thoughts about Learning Organizations When looking at future school facility design, the lesson to be learned, according to the author, is that planners need to pay as much attention to the direction in which the educational organization... 04/30/1994
Higher Education Space: Future Directions. Discusses the future of higher education space in the United Kingdom, based on interviews with several British higher education administrators. Physical spaces that universities require are related... 09/30/2007
How Schools Are Redesigning Their Space. Discusses new visions of learning and how educators and architects are creating three-dimensional textbooks that use the learning environment as a teaching tool. Suggests that there is a current... 08/31/1993
Inservicing Teachers and Administrators on Classroom Environment The author addresses the environmental issues of lighting, noise and temperature and their affect on the learning process. He further suggests that teachers and administrators be made aware of these... 02/28/1986
Intelligent Campus Buildings for the Information Age Discusses three information age trends that have colleges and universities re-examining their campus infrastructure flexibility to support these wireless communication needs. Trends examined are... 04/30/2000
Interface between Educational Facilities and Learning Climate in Three Northern Alabama K-2 Elementary Schools. This study was designed to observe, record, and describe the interface between educational facilities and learning climate in three elementary schools, comparing the results with results from a 1990... 12/31/1992
Learning Spaces. Focuses on less often discussed facets of learning space design: how learner expectations influence such spaces, the principles and activities that facilitate learning, and the role of technology... 12/31/2005
Lounge Acts. Profiles four school staff lounges deemed comfortable and relaxing by their users, with suggestions for creating or renovating a staff lounge. 09/30/2006
Make Your Desk a Timesaver This article describes six strategies for teachers to use in organizing their desks and the space around them to make them more efficient and attractive. 08/31/1998
Making the Best Decisions: Designing for Excellence! The authors suggest that classrooms must provide an appropriately stimulating environment that supports learning and provides teachers and students with a comfortable place to learn. Lists requisite... 10/31/1997
Much More Than Just Blackboards. Discuses considerations for high technology presentation products and services in teaching spaces, such as microphones, speakers, recorders, and interactive whiteboards. 07/31/2004
National Survey of Public School Teachers. Presents the findings of a national survey of 1,050 public school teachers. The survey, which examines teachers' opinions regarding the relationship between interior design and academic... 02/28/2001
New Building Type Unifies Lecture Halls and Food Court. Profiles Kuztown University of Pennsylvania's new academic building which consists of seven high-tech lecture halls surrounding a 55-foot atrium featuring a central food court and comfortable... 12/31/2006
Office Space. Advises on re-design of the school administrative area to emulate similar spaces in the public sector. The office must provide robust data network and communications technology for every workspace,... 04/30/2009
Office Supply Describes an initiative to outfit New York City's 1,100 schools with teacher workstations. This is part of a growing national movement to upgrade, or, in some cases, introduce teacher work... 09/30/2001
Perceptions of Educators about School Design Issues. Research results are presented from focus groups and telephone surveys concerning the attitudes and opinions of public school educators on the issue of school design, including an additional report... 01/31/1998
Portable/Relocatable Classrooms: A User's Point of View The proliferation in the use of portable classrooms prompted a research study focused on gaining information through a survey on portables as they compare to permanent buildings from a user's... 05/31/1990
Power Relations and Staffroom Spaces. Explores how the use of staffroom space can reflect significant hierarchies of power and influence in the school. The author contends that who sits where in a staffroom can reflect wider power... 12/31/2003
Psychological Aspects of Classroom Planning The physical environment has a psychological impact on teachers and students; and consequently, on teaching and learning. Shape, size, arrangement and decor of the room can be inviting or repulsive... 08/31/1990

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