Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investments

Strategic investment (312)

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The School as a Design Task: School Architecture in Flanders 1995-2005

Presents the first study of school construction in Flanders since Van Bogaerts 'logic and action in school construction' (1972). The book sheds light on the framework for school construction in Flanders and provides a historical perspective.
Categories: Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: Belgium
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The Physical Learning Environment in Relation to Recent Education Development in Primary Education

Presents the challenges of integrating pedagogy with current school infrastructure in primary education, based on a literature review and a wide consultation with primary schools regarding their school infrastructure.
Categories: Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: Belgium
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The School Buildings Monitor 2008: Indicators of Quality for Educational Buildings in Flanders

Presents the first school building monitor, developed by AGIOn to better explain the condition and quality of the school building stock in Flanders.
Categories: Condition assessment
Country: Belgium
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School Construction in the Flemish Community: The Need for School Construction in Publicly and Privately Run Schools

Describes the process of assessing need in school construction in Flanders (1995-1997)
Categories: Condition assessment
Country: Belgium
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Construction Measures: Construction Indicators for Schools

Provides a practical guide for quality school construction for architects and schools by describing the design and construction process step by step.
Categories: Briefing, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: Belgium
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The school as a Client: Guide for Quality School Architecture

Provides a practical guide for quality school construction and focuses on the different typological components of the school: the school site, the playground, the classroom, etc..
Categories: Briefing, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: Belgium
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Towards Inspiring Learning Environments: Instrument for Sustainable School Construction

Provides a practical step-by-step guide for quality school construction for architects and schools. Users can attribute evaluation scores to a wide range of quality criteria in every phase of the design and construction process.
Categories: Briefing, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: Belgium
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Monitoring the Quality of School Buildings in Belgium's Flemish Community

Discusses the challenges of designing 21st century learning environments following a study that revealed that Flemish schools satisfy basic requirements but are not adequate to meet the pedagogical and social challenges of the 21st century.
Categories: Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: Belgium
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Catálogo de Ambientes Especificações da Edificação Escolar

Encompasses design templates and characteristics for educational and non-educational spaces in a school such as directors' office, teachers' lounge, reading room, restaurant.
Categories: Design guidelines
Country: Brazil
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Evaluating School Facilites in Brazil

Presents preliminary results of an performance evaluation pilot study at three schools serving disadvantaged populations, with a view to testing methods which can facilitate Post Occupancy Evaluations (POEs) and then to carry out the evaluations.
Categories: Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: Brazil