Design investigation of primary schools in Saudi Arabia

Sana Omari, Andree Woodcock, Tim Ball

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Evidence suggests the importance of the physical school environment in helping children fulfil their academic potential, and providing appropriate working conditions for staff. However, few tools enable post occupancy, multistakeholder consultation. In Saudi Arabia, despite large scale investment in education, few guidelines exist to guide primary school design. Using design checklists and existing Post Occupancy Evaluation methods, a mixed methods, multistakeholder approach was developed to evaluate three international primary schools. The method successfully identified weaknesses in the schools, and highlighted differences in stakeholder perceptions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2011
EditorsMartin Anderson
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780415675734
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2011
EventInternational Conference on Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2011 - Stoke Rochford, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Apr 201114 Apr 2011

Publication series

NameContemporary Ergonomics


ConferenceInternational Conference on Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityStoke Rochford

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics


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