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Main features of an ideal learning space : a user-based description (2014)


Lievonen, M., & Kinnunen, P. (2014). Main features of an ideal learning space : a user-based description. In Proceedings of the 6th Symposium of Architectural Research 2014 : Designing and Planning the Built Environment for Human Well-Being (pp. 237-244). Oulun yliopisto. Julkaisu / Oulun yliopisto, arkkitehtuurin osasto. A., 61. https://journal.fi/atut/article/view/47183


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Lievonen, Mirja; Kinnunen, Päivi

Parent publication: Proceedings of the 6th Symposium of Architectural Research 2014 : Designing and Planning the Built Environment for Human Well-Being

ISBN: 978-952-62-0635-6

Journal or series: Julkaisu / Oulun yliopisto, arkkitehtuurin osasto. A.

ISSN: 0357-8704

Publication year: 2014

Number in series: 61

Pages range: 237-244

Publisher: Oulun yliopisto

Place of Publication: Oulu

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

Persistent website address: https://journal.fi/atut/article/view/47183

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/82629

Additional information: The 6th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research 2014 and the Annual NAAR Symposium. 23.-25.10.2014, Oulu.


Abstract

This paper presents a method to define an ideal learning space from a key user perspective. The target group, upper secondary school students in a Finnish city, was addressed through two online surveys. In these we sought to establish the features that the students considered to be most important in a learning space. The aim was to adapt the redevelopment of school premises to the users’ cultural practices. Two survey methods were employed in the surveys. In the first, students described in their own words what makes an ideal learning space. In the second, students assessed a list of 21 features using a three-point scale. They also assessed a list of 19 learning space factors in terms of their negative impact on learning. Furthermore, the students indicated the top four features on the list of positive impacts on learning. The three lists were then aligned in the analysis to discern possible discrepancies. Finally, in order to establish the main characteristics of an ideal learning space, the top-feature lists were compared to the students’ verbal descriptions of an inspirational and motivational learning space.


Keywords: general upper secondary school students; learning environment; public spaces; learning; motivation (mental objects); space planning; user-centeredness

Free keywords: Learning Space; User Perspective; Student; Design; Role Perspective


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Reporting Year: 2014

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