Schoolscapes: learning between classrooms

dc.contributor.authorHerold, Gillian
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeStraub, Dietmar (Landscape Architecture) Black, Joanna (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorChalmers, Lynn (Interior Design)en_US of Interior Design (M.I.D.)en_US
dc.description.abstractThis project outlines the design proposal for an alternative public high school in Toronto, Ontario. For this project the school is re-imagined as a Community Learning Centre. The goal of the Community Centre model is to foster life-long learning in young people which can occur when space emphasizes social interaction, citizenship, and life long learning. The design of the Community Learning Centre is an attempt to align educational priorities with design, to create learning environments that best suit the needs of the users. The focus of the project, is on places between the classrooms where there is opportunity for informal learning to take place. The term schoolscapes is use to describe these spaces. They include all of the places between classrooms and are a way of reimaging the corridors as active, lively and engaging spaces. To support and expand on the idea of schoolscapes, how the environment impacts people and learning, the shifting values in education, and how public space can be related to school interiors, have been investigated. The work of Prakash Nair, Annalise Gehling and Herman Hertzberger, on school design and its correlation to public space have been extremely influential for this project, as has the work of Jan Ghel on lively city spaces. Jan Ghel identifies key features of good public space that can provide the foundation for the design of informal learning spaces. The writing of Nair, Gehling and Hertzberger will be used to support how these characteristics can be applied to the learning environment. The design of the Community Learning Centre explores how the ideals imbedded in public space can be carried over to the interior of a learning environment.en_US
dc.description.noteMay 2012en_US
dc.rightsopen accessen_US
dc.subjectInterior Designen_US
dc.subjectLearning environmentsen_US
dc.subjectschool designen_US
dc.subjectpublic spaceen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental psychologyen_US
dc.subjectLearning streeten_US
dc.subjectLearning cityen_US
dc.subjectspatial communicationen_US
dc.subjectst. Lawrence marketen_US
dc.subjectCommunity Learning Centreen_US
dc.subjectinformal learningen_US
dc.subjectThree dimensional textbooken_US
dc.subjectJan Ghelen_US
dc.subjectHerman Hertzbergeren_US
dc.subjectParkish Nairen_US
dc.subjectlearning commonsen_US
dc.subjectUrban designen_US
dc.subjectcommunal spaceen_US
dc.subjecteducational facilitiesen_US
dc.subjectlearning centreen_US
dc.subjectindustrial modelen_US
dc.subjectcommunity as school modelen_US
dc.subjectlife long learningen_US
dc.subjectstreet lifeen_US
dc.subjectlively public spaceen_US
dc.subjectfactory modelen_US
dc.titleSchoolscapes: learning between classroomsen_US
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
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