Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investments

Strategic investment (312)

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Large School Standard Design Projects: Grants and Entitlements

Provides 5 alternative design plans and landscape costs for library and classrooms; and 4 for multipurpose centers of large school projects. Provides links to ICT Packages for each template.
Categories: Cost management and estimations, Design guidelines
Country: Australia
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Grants and Entitlements for Small School Classrooms

Provides 16 alternative design plans; landscape, furniture and equipment costs for small school classrooms; a design for a multipurpose center. Provides links to ICT Packages for each template.
Categories: Cost management and estimations, Design guidelines
Country: Australia
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Grants and Entitlements for Standard Design (template) Projects

Provides 3 alternative design plans for science centers and 2 for language centers. Provides links to ICT Packages for each template.
Categories: Cost management and estimations, Design guidelines
Country: Australia
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Pedagogy and Space: Transforming Learning through Innovation

Explores the links between building design and teaching practice, and how the use of innovative spaces in schools should enable teachers to teach differently - in particular in using ICT, team teaching approaches and student-centred teaching
Categories: Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: Australia
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Research into the Connection between Built Learning Spaces and Student Outcomes: Literature Review

Literature review commissioned by the Department to identify the current state of research into the connections between learning spaces in schools and student learning outcomes
Categories: Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: Australia
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Making the Most of Flexible Learning Spaces: A Guide for Principals and Teachers

Provides guidance to principals and teachers on how to maximise the educational benefits of using flexible learning spaces in new school buildings
Categories: Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: Australia
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Directions for Education Building Planning Guidelines

Addresses the types of classroom architectural and interior considerations believed necessary in order to create a more amenable environment for classroom computers. Considerations include structural modifications, prevention of wet areas, wall painting, floor covering to avoid static electrical shock, noise abatement and acoustics, indoor climate control and general cleanliness to avoid too much dust accumulation. Case studies are provided discussing the challenges and concerns.
Categories: Strategic planning
Country: Australia
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An Australian Approach to School Design

Presents a selection of contemporary school buildings in Perth in the state of Western Australia to illustrate exemplary designs. Highlights the importance of ensuring the project is thoroughly understood during the critical briefing and design phases
Categories: Design guidelines
Country: Australia
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National Building Economic Stimulus Plan: Building the Education Revolution Guidelines

Presents the Building the Education Revolution (BER) program, which has funding of $16.2 billion over four years to provide new facilities and refurbishments in Australian schools. The Guidelines sets out arrangements for the administration and delivery of BER.
Categories: Funding guidelines for schools
Country: Australia
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Relative Order to Correct Educational Infrastructure

Presents Flemish Authorities' legislations regarding school construction and the DBFM (Design, Build, Finance, and Maintain) programme, whereby Flemish authorities wish to address the delays in the construction and renovation of school buildings by charging a company for design, construction, funding and maintenance.
Categories: Legislation and regulations and standards
Country: Belgium