How children use and perceive the primary school environment

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Abstract

The U.K. government is currently in the process of implementing the refurbishment or rebuilding of most schools. In 2005-6 spent £1.6 billion on improving primary school buildings (BSF). For many primary school children, the school is the first journey away from the family and will provide their working and social environment for the next ten years. In order to build environments that are appropriate for the users and the tasks conducted within them it is imperative to assess the needs and requirements of all stakeholders. However, little attention has been paid to the requirements of children. This research considers theways children use and perceive primary school environments in order to inform a more child centred approach to design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Ergonomics 2007
EditorsPhillip E Bust
PublisherRoutledge
Pages235-240
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780415436380
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2007
EventAnnual Conference of the Ergonomics Society on Contemporary Ergonomics 2007 - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Apr 200719 Apr 2007

Publication series

NameContemporary Ergonomics 2007

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Ergonomics Society on Contemporary Ergonomics 2007
Abbreviated titleCE2007
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNottingham
Period17/04/0719/04/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Newman, M., Woodcock, A., & Dunham, P. (2007). How children use and perceive the primary school environment. In P. E. Bust (Ed.), Contemporary Ergonomics 2007 (pp. 235-240). (Contemporary Ergonomics 2007). Routledge.