Search of Innovation in Education Environments
Şahin, Belkıs Ece
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In school design studying spatial qualities, which are in harmony with the education programmes’ goals, is important for creating physical conditions that support associated education process. In new learning approaches it is emphasized that there is no single learning method, that it is necessary to find different methods for learning in schools, and that there is a need to search for new education environments for learning. In this respect this study aims to examine new architectural examples, which are in harmony with the goals of contemporary education approaches, and to shed light on designing new educational buildings as a result. In the scope of this work the approach to schools and opinions that are effective on learning are mentioned briefly, expectations from school architecture are defined, and examples from innovative education environments, which are made to give necessary usage capabilities required by new education approaches, are presented. When the examples are examined its can be seen that flexibility is the primary design criteria and the second important criteria is related to the contribution of the building to awareness on sustainability.