Show simple item record

dc.contributor.supervisor Chalmers, Lynn (Interior Design) en_US
dc.contributor.author Herold, Gillian
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-10T21:30:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-10T21:30:29Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/5284
dc.description.abstract This 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.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Interior Design en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Learning environments en_US
dc.subject school design en_US
dc.subject Architecture en_US
dc.subject public space en_US
dc.subject environmental psychology en_US
dc.subject Design en_US
dc.subject Learning street en_US
dc.subject Learning city en_US
dc.subject spatial communication en_US
dc.subject st. Lawrence market en_US
dc.subject Community Learning Centre en_US
dc.subject informal learning en_US
dc.subject Three dimensional textbook en_US
dc.subject Jan Ghel en_US
dc.subject Herman Hertzberger en_US
dc.subject Parkish Nair en_US
dc.subject learning commons en_US
dc.subject Urban design en_US
dc.subject communal space en_US
dc.subject educational facilities en_US
dc.subject learning centre en_US
dc.subject industrial model en_US
dc.subject community as school model en_US
dc.subject life long learning en_US
dc.subject street life en_US
dc.subject lively public space en_US
dc.subject factory model en_US
dc.title Schoolscapes: learning between classrooms en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Architecture en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Straub, Dietmar (Landscape Architecture) Black, Joanna (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Interior Design (M.I.D.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2012 en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

View Statistics