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dc.contributor.authorRigden, Sarah
dc.description.abstractEducation in New Zealand is undergoing a sizeable shift towards 21st century innovations; by where child focused flexible learning environments are the new standard. The Christchurch Earthquake of 2011 gave an immense opportunity for the redevelopment of numerous schools; however, the architecture being delivered offers little more than an enclosure to house this new pedagogy within. Nature is an essential aspect of a child’s development and learning, as it is inherent in the human makeup. The environment delivers physical and mental experiences that nothing else can, and separation from the environment is proven to have negative impacts on development, health and well-being. This project addresses the missing link between nature and educational settings in New Zealand. It uses architecture as a mechanism to compose natural experiences in the learning environment to help encourage and facilitate learning. Hence, it proposes an alternate pedagogy: the biophilic learning environment. This biophilic learning environment will be conceptualised through the complete redesign of a Christchurch primary school. The objective is to harmonise architecture with nature, in which nature becomes the educator, the resource, and the content. An experiential journey becomes the lesson, as like the path that curiosity takes us through nature.en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectprimary schoolsen_NZ
dc.subjectInnovative Learning Environments (ILE)en_NZ
dc.subjectcurriculum design and implementationen_NZ
dc.subjectbiophilic designen_NZ
dc.subjectschool architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectSt Martins School (Christchurch)en_NZ
dc.subjectChristchurch 2010-2011 earthquakesen_NZ
dc.titleThe biophilic learning environment : an alternative to the current New Zealand Innovative Learning Environment modelen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120101 Architectural Designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationRigden, S. (2017). The biophilic learning environment: An alternative to the current New Zealand Innovative Learning Environment model.Explanatory document. An unpublished research project submitted in partial fufilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional), Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalPretty, Annabel
unitec.advisor.associatedFoote, Hamish

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