Ergonomics, education and children: A personal view

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    Abstract

    Educational ergonomics - the teaching of ergonomics and the design of environments where ergonomics teaching and learning might occur - has received little attention from ergonomists. This paper first describes the roots of the author's interest and research in educational ergonomics; second it provides a personal view of the opportunities and challenges posed by the two streams of educational ergonomics; and lastly it considers the implications of teaching ergonomics to children in terms of their personal development, the design of schools and the impact such initiatives might have on wider societal problems.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1547-1560
    Number of pages14
    JournalErgonomics
    Volume50
    Issue number10
    Early online date28 Sep 2007
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2007

    Keywords

    • Educational ergonomics
    • Schools

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human Factors and Ergonomics
    • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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