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16thMay 2024

A study on children’s multi-sensorial experiences of nature

16.05.24|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

D Grierson and P To - International Journal of Architectural Research (in press)  provide A study on children's multi-sensorial experiences of nature: design approaches and preferences for primary school architecture, case studies in Glasgow, Scotland, UK   Providing improved access to nature within educational settings can promote stronger child-nature connections [...]

1stAugust 2023

The Learning Places Scotland Conference Programme is LIVE!

01.08.23|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , , |

Checkout the Learning Places Scotland conference 2023 programme. Presentations and workshops celebrate the theme of ‘Connecting Learning Environments with Learning Experiences’. Plus, this event is CPD accredited! Presentations range from looking at the link between the learning estate and academic achievement and aspirations, additional support needs and accessibility, outdoor learning, the [...]

27thJune 2023

Vertical schools are increasingly common. This is what students want in ‘high’ school design

27.06.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

This Child in the City article (22 June 2023) explores why some new schools have to go up. This recently published Australian study  surveyed students at three vertical schools. The author points out that ‘While vertical schools generally have limited space on school grounds, they are usually built in central urban [...]