New Study Shows Impact of School Design on Grades | Planetizen


A new study out of England provides the first “holistic assessment” linking school design to learning rates. “[S]chool layouts can influence a child’s development by as much as 25 percent over the course of an academic year.”

The results of a study conducted by University of Salford’s School of the Built Environment and architecture firm Nightingale Associates, published in Building and the Environment, “revealed that the architecture and design of classrooms has a significant role to play in influencing academic performance. Six of the environmental factors — colour, choice, connection, complexity, flexibility and light — were clearly correlated with grade scores.”

via New Study Shows Impact of School Design on Grades | Planetizen.

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