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Does Architecture Increase Educational Aptitude?

I ran across an interesting article this morning. 


http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jul/11/education-schoo...


The article is titled "The Debate: Do good buildings make for better educated children?" I don't think the article takes a hard stance one way or the other, but I think the issue could have a lively debate here. What do you think? Does Architecture increase educational aptitude?



Tags: Architecture, Education, Schools

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Yess!
Sure!
Yap .
yess.....surely
for sure they do!!
100% of our environment has an impact on us 24/7 from the moment we come into being. It makes sense that an intelligently designed environment would have a positive impact on our ability to learn.
i could say yes,and then add relatively.
Personally am considering that humans are learning the most when in direct contact with nature itself and all the processes that are taking place in it.
As Springer says,the environment,in this case,the Architecture will for sure influence the individual in a way of developing personal style,aesthetic values,perhaps even help them understand space importance and organisation better,it may even awake their curiosity for history of art,physics,chemistry and so on.......but we always have to consider that different individuals are motivated in a different way.
So my answer on this question,does architecture increases educational aptitude,will be,50/50 ....
I think that's a great answer Stella. I think the answer to this question will invariably be yes and no depending on particular circumstances. I would have to say though, that I hope we can design better schools to help those that would benefit from it. Thanks for the reply.
While in a common language, aptitude refers only to a person's ability to adequately perform a task, in psychology refers both cognitive and emotional processes and personality characteristics. We must also mention that aptitude is closely related to intelligence and with both innate and acquired skills, it's a result of a learning process.
I would say that architecture is not derived from a sum of lengths, widths and heights of the structures that surround the space, but derives itself from all of space involved, the interior space in which men live and move. In essence what i'm trying to say is Indeed, aptitude goes hand to hand with form-function mentality, architecture is not based on building itself, but rather in the gaps and alignment of these through the interpretation of themselves to live with humans.
As does with every other human activity. Tricky question... But... Education is not only defined from "schools" and buildings but from environments, so is architecture. We do not build only, we have the tendency to create integral environments for different needs when we are allowed to do so...

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