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Classroom design can impact student performance by up to 25%, says study:

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What's Happening from Environmental Building News Study: Learning Can Be Harmed by Classroom Design By Tristan Roberts In the only study of its kind to date, the design of classrooms and schools has been found to have significant impact on student performance over the course of a year. Published in January 2013 in Building and Environment , the study found six design parameters—such as color and light—that particularly harm or help individual performance. Together, the parameters meant as much as a 25% difference over the course of a year for an individual. Researchers from the University of Salford’s School of the Built Environment and from architecture firm Nightingale Associates gathered data from 751 students in 34 classrooms across seven primary schools in Blackpool, England, over the 2011–12 academic year and also rated each classroom for quality on ten different des...

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