Learning entailsa space to think, analyze and observe, and thus requires viable learning territory to conduct the practice daily. Evidently, a good learning space cultivates imagination among students. We ought to provide students with best architecture facility for them to assimilate knowledge with an acute mind.
The school building should be carvedin a way that it is presented as an exemplary setting for the students to learn and grow. It is seen that the infrastructure captivates parents’ attention which ultimately increases the admission and this wouldbenefit the school authorities in the long run
Let’s give an insight on the five significant principles on how the architecture of a school should be for children to attain wisdom aptly in the 21st century.
2.Security within the school premises
5.Outdoor learning activities
Incorporating technology: With the digital overflow in 21st century, a big transformation is making its entry into the pedagogical spaces in a unique way. The projector screens and sound system are not only inside the classroom but outside as well. They have migrated to hallways, cafeterias and even staircases.Technology has reshaped classrooms into interactive forums with the help of interactive boards and interactive flat panels.Students can have access to network anywhere inside the campus and share work through digital displays. This reduces student dependency on the teachers and promote peer to peer collaboration. The digital devices have become ubiquitous with various kinds of integration.
Security within the school premises: Safety and security of children within premises of paramount importance. School authorities should take certain measures to prevent bullying and corporal punishment. Not surprisingly, bullies find specific areaswhich is far away from adult supervision. According to a study, it is revealed that bullying incident usually happen in staircases, halls, cafeterias and playgrounds where the students spend most of their time. An open and transparent window which is clear should be fixed especially in these areas to reduce these kinds of harassment.It’s much safer to have spaces where the adults can monitor kids in the school. Some schools have designed floor- to- ceiling glass classroom walls that connects to a specified location where the educators can see the kids from any spot in the learning environment.
Transparent: The internal spaces like halls, cafeterias etc. should be separated by opaque structures like walls or doorways but it should be connected in such a way that the teachers can monitor students anywhere without any hindrance. There should be glass partitions in between the spaces which provides uninterrupted vision. One of the British schools has introduced floor -to- ceiling glass classrooms where the students can seeand theycan be seen by the teacher. This visual transparency makes the environment more secure.
Multipurpose Rooms:The designed spaces can be extended for multiple uses. The corridors can be widened to become classrooms, stairs can be turned into seating spaces and cafeterias can be designed to function as theatres or libraries.
Outdoor learning activities: Learning in the outdoors improves creativity and reduces stress. There are some outdoor learning environments that various architects have designed to facilitate learning like benches in the park, an amphitheatre with Wi-Fi facility. This can be used as a workspace or for doing presentations, conducting seminars or for group work activities. Staying outdoors offers a fresh perspective for students in upgrading their strengths and skills.
The architecture speaks a lot about the school which should embrace standards, art and design and for this reason the school architecture and design should be entrusted to firms like School Serv Designs that have gained experience in creation of learning spaces in India and abroad. The creativity engraved in the walls of the building would prepare children to reflect their innovative side. Each and every wall should represent a child’s psyche in his journey towards grasping knowledge and creating learning mindset
The Changing Dynamics of Educational Infrastructure In terms of School Architecture and Interior Design
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