THE ERGONOMICS OF LEARNING

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As all of you must know, the spaces we inhabit influence how we act and how we feel. Architects and urban planners create the constructed worlds that people consciously or unconsciously accept, the places where they spend and enjoy their time. But in just the same way, spaces can emerge that are uninviting, that generate discontent, and that are ultimately shunned. Regardless of the formal design language employed, the quality of a space is determined above all by the users’ intuitive acceptance of it. Working in a discipline that exercises an influence like almost no other on people’s daily lives, architects are faced with the constant challenge of reading and interpreting a particular space’s potential impact, using all their senses and looking at it from many different perspectives, and then enhancing its positive qualities.
The influence of the space in the learning process begins the moment a student enters the school building, not just when he or she crosses the classroom threshold.

1. School design, classroom layout can heavily affect student grades, learning: study
According to HuffingtonPost in this article, a school’s physical design can improve or worsen the academic performance by as much as 25 percent.

2. How classroom design affects student learning
In a very pragmatic way, this article shares what classroom design aspects mattered most.

3. Educational design and educational performance
For a more dense reading, we share with you a paper focused on the interaction of educational performance and educational design .

4. The design of learning environments
This chapter discusses the implications of new knowledge about learning for the design of learning environments.

5. Designing classrooms to maximize student achievement
A research showing that the building’s structural facilities profoundly influence learning.

6. How comfortable classrooms lead to a better student community
Do the environments you create in your clean classrooms have an impact on your students’ ability to learn?​ This article shared the feedback from Dr. Sheryl Reinisch on this subject.

How do you imagine a space that can improve the learning experience? How do you want your project to spacially influence a student?
Don’t miss this opportunity to share your ideas with the world by registering in the LEARNING competition.

P.S – And who doesn’t love the touch and smell of a brand new book?
Finally the book “DANCING – Alternative Design for Clubs” it’s FINISHED!!!
Don’t waste any more time and check all the amazing projects and content that it’s compiled in this absolute beauty.

See you all next week!
Daniela