There’s no doubt that the physical design of classrooms can have a positive or negative effect on children’s learning outcomes. One of the key factors identified by studies over the past several decades is the importance of consistent thermal comfort.
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Giving young school children a sense of ownership of "their" classroom promotes a sense of self-worth and responsibility and has also been shown to improve academic performance.
While stimulation, colour and visual complexity are important to creating a vibrant learning environment in classrooms, what is the healthy balance between under-stimulation and over-stimulation?
Have you ever thought about how 64 million European children spend more time at school than anywhere else other than their own home?
In 2012 local authorities ended more than 10 years of talks by adopting a plan to refurbish the old vocational school in Huddinge, Sweden. The school, originally built in 1961, represented classic 60s architecture and was good quality.
Ryparken Lille Skole (literally "Ryparken little school") is situated in a century-old former textile factory in Copenhagen. For years the school and its inhabitants suffered from the building’s decrepit conditions, until in the early 2010s, the school board decided to start a major renovation project.
It would include replacement of the old single-pane skylights, with 85 fixed and 12 vented triple-pane VELUX modular skylights.
Table of contents
How Do We Design Better Schools and Classrooms?
Considering Daylight in Schools
Designing for Daylight in Schools
A Checklist For Designing with Daylight
The Impact of Air Quality in Schools
Creating Classrooms with Cleaner Air
A Checklist for Better Indoor Air Quality in Schools
The Effects of Classroom Temperature on Learning
Facilitating Temperature Control in Schools
A Checklist for Temperature Control in Schools
Considering Classroom Acoustics
Achieving Optimum Acoustic Solutions in the Classroom
Why Ownership & Flexibility Should Be Incorporated in Classrooms
Promoting Ownership & Flexibility with Classroom Design
The Effects of Stimulation on Learning Outcomes
Building Stimulating Schools
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