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Journal Cover CELE Exchange, Centre for Effective Learning Environments
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     ISSN (Print) 2072-7925
     Published by OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Homepage  [83 journals]
  • Managing the University Campus
    • Abstract: Managing contemporary campuses and taking decisions that will impact on those of tomorrow is a complex task for universities worldwide. It involves strategic, financial, functional and physical aspects as well as multiple stakeholders. This article summarises the conclusions of a comprehensive PhD research project which was enriched with lessons learned in the aftermath of a fire which destroyed the author's workplace. The replacement building allowed her to put her theories and concepts into practice.
      PubDate: 2012-04-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Designing and Constructing an Exemplar Zero Carbon Primary School in the
           City of Exeter, United Kingdom
    • Abstract: Montgomery Primary School is the UK's first "zero carbon" in use and "climate-change-ready" exemplar school built to the Passivhaus standard. Its design and solar generating electrical power plant enable its electricity bill to be zero each year.
      PubDate: 2012-04-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The Future of the Physical Learning Environment
    • Abstract: This paper presents the conclusions of a study, carried out in collaboration with schools in six European countries, which focused on tomorrow’s physical learning environments. It resulted in the creation of a learning space model that is flexible, modifiable and sustainable while supporting the teaching and learning processes.
      PubDate: 2011-12-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Well-Being at School
    • Abstract: What is the impact of school infrastructure on the well-being of students in Flemish secondary schools' A study, commissioned by AGIOn (the Flemish agency that subsidises school buildings), investigated the impact of educational spaces on their users and set out to identify empirical evidence supporting the importance of school infrastructure on the well-being of students in secondary schools.
      PubDate: 2011-12-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Enhancing the Early Childhood Development System in Yakutia (Russia)
    • Abstract: The Yakutia Republic is currently working to update its early childhood development (ECD) system. Its goal is to ensure a high quality environment for early learning and child care and to enable higher enrolment levels.
      PubDate: 2011-12-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • High Performance School Buildings in Portugal
    • Abstract: In 2007 the Portuguese government launched a major school modernisation programme, and has taken steps to ensure the long-term sustainability of facilities. Projects now anticipate use by the broader community, allow for possible income-generating opportunities during the design phase and include custom-designed energy management systems.
      PubDate: 2011-12-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Have all the Costs of Closing a School Been Considered'
    • Abstract: Many schools around the world are struggling in the face of reduced funding and fluctuating enrolments. Often, the solution to this unhappy equation is quite simply to shut down facilities. But when all the costs of closing a school are considered – financial, material and human – implementing this policy calls for caution.
      PubDate: 2011-09-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • "Schools of the Future" Initiative in California
    • Abstract: This article provides an overview of the "Schools of the Future" initiative introduced in California in January 2011 by the newly elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson. Its objective is to focus on the reform of the state school facility programme and to design highperforming, "greener" schools.
      PubDate: 2011-09-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • A Review of University Facilities in Turkey
    • Abstract: As a result of the massive growth of higher education in Turkey, the most pressing priority for this sector today is to meet the new space requirements for an increasing number of students. Now a subject of public attention more than ever before, the second largest item of expenditure for universities is the construction of physical spaces. This article sets out the key trends and presents the findings of a questionnaire conducted in 2005.
      PubDate: 2011-09-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Ireland's Generic Repeat Design Schools Programme
    • Abstract: The Irish Department of Education and Skills (DoE) is strongly committed to energy efficiency and to reducing CO2 by developing and implementing energy level ceilings in relation to school design that aim to remain below half of the accepted good practice in the field. This approach works within normal departmental budgetary limits to create school buildings that are breaking ground for building designers.
      PubDate: 2011-09-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • User Participation
    • Abstract: The Korean Educational Development Institute (KEDI) has recently initiated a pilot project to develop a new prototype school, involving users in the design phase. This is the first time in Korea that users have been consulted on issues relating to school design.
      PubDate: 2011-04-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Transforming Pedagogical Ethos into an Effective Learning Environment
    • Abstract: The world has been changing so fast that educational systems have not had time to keep pace. We therefore need to rethink, renew and modernise our schools, as well as develop a new educational experience for children. In order to do this, it is crucial that we devise a new approach to developing our educational systems. This article proposes a novel way of generating new ideas, based on empirical knowledge.
      PubDate: 2011-04-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Making Visionary Design Work at Policy Level and in Practice
    • Abstract: Good architecture responds to contemporary challenges, irrespective of fashionable trends, and is characterised by rigorous building processes. Office buildings, housing, stadiums and theatres offer outstanding examples of this principle. But do school buildings figure among them' Happily, in Germany they do, although they are still too rare. This article focuses on school building processes and raises the following questions: what sort of challenges will we meet in the future' Will a culture of planning be sufficient to foster the emergence of modern and tailor-made learning environments'
      PubDate: 2011-04-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The Kunskapsskolan ("The Knowledge School")
    • Abstract: Kunskapsskolan is a chain of independent secondary schools which functions as a comprehensive platform for personalised education, known as the Kunskapsskolan programme (KED). What is special about this programme is that students set their own objectives, work independently and are assessed against their personal academic goals.
      PubDate: 2011-04-01T00:00:00Z
       
 
 
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