This article tries to describe school facility attributes that affect academic outcomes the most and in what manner and degree. Indoor air quality, ventilation and thermal comfort as an attribute states that students perform well in accordance of the air they breathe. The quality of the indoor air on the other hand, is the most important as bad air in an overcrowded space could lead to involuntary “sick building syndrome” that is health problems associated with bad air and bad class conditions. Temperature and humidity have been attributed to the growth of bacteria and mold if the humid state of the classroom is not controlled.
In the article the author, Sheerin et al. conducted a study in order to identify various elements of school design that impact the learning of students. The authors state that through the research they figured out that various elements of school design impacted the learning of students. These elements included the amount and quality of space available for teachers to teach. Furthermore the ventilation and temperature of the class even had a significant impact on the environment of teaching as well as learning. The author even states that the quality of lighting is one of the three most important factors that help in the development of a healthy learning environment. Other factors that impact teach and learning includes noise, acceptance of new technology, furniture and maintenance of the school.
In this article the authors Nair et al. compares modern school designs with the modern public spaces and states that the modern school designs are unhealthy for student’s learning and development. The author criticizes the existence of corridors and states that instead of corridors schools should have more informal meeting places. This is because there is a higher need for students to spend more time on solving problems in a practical manner and spend time in ...Show more