Research for Development

Renewing Middle School Facilities

Editors: Fianchini, Maria (Ed.)

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  • Presents in-depth research on how school facilities for pre-teens can be renewed to accommodate new teaching methods
  • Documents the development of a participatory process for evaluation of problems and needs relating to school facilities
  • Provides a simplified toolbox for operability assessment of the built environment in middle school buildings
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This book draws on important original transdisciplinary research to address a wide range of issues relating to the remodeling of existing schools for pre-teenagers to fit them to various novel teaching models (e.g. collaborative learning, ICT integration, and out-of-classroom working) and to create effective educational environments for the future.

The strong relationship between people’s wellbeing, physical environment and student learning in schools has already been extensively studied in international research. At the same time, a number of different scenarios of possible innovations are now emerging, and these require conscious choices in terms of designing both the ways and the places where educational processes can be developed.

The principal focus of this research was the relationship between infrastructure, activities, and school communities.

The book is divided into three sections, the first of which discusses conceptual aspects and outlines innovative renewal strategies. The second section describes a participatory research process developed in five case studies of lower-secondary or middle schools with the aim of updating our knowledge about such schools and identifying emerging issues. The last section presents case studies, operational tools, and design strategies that aid decision-making and support interventions to renew school facilities. The book is intended mainly for scholars of architecture and education, but is also of interest to a wider readership, including principals, teachers, designers, decision-makers in school communities, and heads of municipal education departments.


About the authors

Maria Fianchini is an Associate Professor of Architectural Technology at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DAStU), Politecnico di Milano, Italy. She graduated in Architecture in 1989 and subsequently specialized in monument preservation; she holds a Ph.D. in Building and Environmental Rehabilitation from the University of Genoa. Her research and educational work focuses mainly on performance analysis and project aspects relating to the existing buildings. Dr. Fianchini has completed several studies on learning environments as well as field research in schools and universities. She was the Scientific Lead for the research program “Back to School,” funded by DAStU.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Scenarios Under Change in School Facility Interventions

    Pages 3-15

    Fianchini, Maria

  • Education and Architecture: Seeking Grounds for Dialogue

    Pages 17-32

    Zuccoli, Franca

  • Outdoor Experience in Schoolyards Aimed at Widening Learning Opportunities

    Pages 33-51

    Bellomo, Antonella

  • Resilience Thinking and Sustainable School Infrastructure Management

    Pages 53-62

    Magoni, Marcello

  • Updating Users’ Needs Framework in Middle Schools. A Field Research Activity

    Pages 65-127

    Fianchini, Maria (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19629-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19628-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Renewing Middle School Facilities
Editors
  • Maria Fianchini
Series Title
Research for Development
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19629-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19629-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19628-8
Series ISSN
2198-7300
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 250
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
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