Educational Dimensions of School Buildings

Educational Dimensions of School Buildings

by Jan Bengtsson (Editor)


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In all modern societies almost everyone of their citizens have spent many years in school buildings, and the largest professional group in modern societies, teachers, is working every day during the working year in school buildings. In spite of this, we know surprisingly little about the influence of school buildings on the people who use them and their activities. What do school buildings do with their users and what do users do with the buildings? In this book seven scholars from the Scandinavian countries discuss and use different theoretical perspectives to illuminate the relationship between school buildings and their users.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631630464
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.01(d)

About the Author

Jan Bengtsson is a professor at the Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. He is visiting professor at the University of Agder in Norway and was visiting professor at the University of Helsinki in Finland, and the University of Oslo in Norway.

Table of Contents

Contents: Jan Bengtsson: Educational significations in school buildings – Patrick Bjurström: The space of the school as a changing educational tool – Thomas Gitz-Johansen/Jan Kampmann/Inge Mette Kirkeby: Architecture, pedagogy and children. The intersection between different action programs in school – Maj-Lis Hörnqvist: Interspaces for learning? A study of corridors in some Swedish schools in a historical perspective – Hansjorg Hohr: The school building as experience.

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