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The Counseling service on Physical Learning Environment (Rådgivningstjenesten for fysisk læringsmiljø) is a service by The Norwegian Directorate of Education and Training.

 

18.05.2016

Knowledge Transfer Project for School Design for Learning

Early year 2015 Professor Peter Barrett (University of Salford, Manchester) presented the results of his study of the impacts of school designs on pupils’ learning (the HEAD Project).  The research reveals how differences in the physical characteristics of classrooms, such as air quality, colour and light, can together increase the learning progress of primary school pupils by as much as 16% in a single year.  

12.05.2016

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published a report “Better Spaces for Learning” having carried out one of the largest analyses of post occupancy evaluations of primary and secondary schools across the UK.

22.03.2016

At Bjerkreim school the pupils are using rubber balls in stead of chairs. The children has quickly developed better core muscles and stronger backs, without any adverse impact on their studies. 

15.01.2016

A current topic in Norway related to physical learning environment,  is Daylight in schools. A new input in this discourse came in the Norwegian review of architecture; “Arkitektur N”, late November 2014.

The article “A bright future for everyone?”,is about a comparative study of daylight in teaching spaces for vocational and academic study programmes. The study is done and presented by Architect MNAL and Associate Professor Leif Houck and project engineer Nina Huynh.

19.10.2015

The OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) launched the “Database of Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investment” on 29 September 2011. Norway joined the OECD CELE as a member of GNE (Group of national experts) in 2015, and since then 4 norwegian schools has been presented in the database.

02.09.2015

Late June 2015 The Counseling service on Physical Learning Environment (Rådgivningstjenesten for fysisk læringsmiljø) invited Professor Peter Barrett from the University of Salford, Manchester, to present the result of his study of the impacts of school designs on pupils’ learning (the HEAD Project).

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