Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investments

Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes (74)

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Improving the Performance of the Higher Education Estate: UK Research

Introduces the Higher Education Funding Councils' (England, Scotland and Wales) commissioned research project into the development of estate management statistics for the higher education sector.
Categories: Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: UK-England
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Evaluation: Building our Future: Scotland's School Estate

Provides guidance on evaluating and learning from completed school projects. Describes benefits and methods of evaluation (POE-based), and key points for local authorities wishing to undertake a school facility evaluation in terms of timing, scope, cost, key players and lessons learnt from case studies.
Categories: Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: UK-Scotland
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Post-Occupancy Evaluation in Scotland

Defines the Scottish Executive's plans for post occupancy evaluation of Scottish schools.
Categories: Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: UK-Scotland
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An Innovative School Revisited: Leith Academy and the Projects that Followed

Reflects on the results of a study undertaken on the Leith Academy in 1995, in order to analyse which features of the institution would be considered innovative by today's standards.
Categories: Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: UK-Scotland
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Progress on Evaluating School Buildings in Scotland

Outlines the progress in post occupancy evaluation of Scottish schools.
Categories: Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: UK-Scotland
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The Effects of School Facility Quality on Teacher Retention in Urban School Districts

Focuses on the link between the rate of attrition of urban teachers and the quality of school facilities, using data from a survey of K-12 schools in the Washington DC area.
Categories: Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: United States
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San Diego's Capital Planning Process

Discusses the city of San Diego's systematic analysis of functional quality at each of its school sites.
Categories: Strategic planning, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: United States
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Can the Physical Environment have an Impact on the Learning Environment?

Argues in favour of challenging "best practice" by embracing a responsive design approach for creating learning environments that focuses on the role of the social environment and how the physical environment may be structured to support learning.
Categories: Design guidelines, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
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Building Performance: An empirical assessment of the relationship between schools capital investment and pupil performance

A study of English schools and how the state of their accommodation affect student learning. The study takes into account the prolonged period of under-investment in the education sector's capital stock.
Categories: Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: UK-England
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The Impact of School Environments: A Literature Review

Explores the impact of learning environments on students' achievement, engagement, affective state, attendance and well-being. Its objective is to challenge those involved in the leadership, design, planning, resourcing and management of Britain's schools to provide innovative and effective learning environments.
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