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The impact of an intelligent classroom on pupils' interactive behaviour

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Title:The impact of an intelligent classroom on pupils' interactive behaviour
Author(s):Túlio Tibúrcio, (The University of Reading, Reading, UK), Edward F. Finch, (The University of Reading, Reading, UK)
Citation:Túlio Tibúrcio, Edward F. Finch, (2005) "The impact of an intelligent classroom on pupils' interactive behaviour", Facilities, Vol. 23 Iss: 5/6, pp.262 - 278
Keywords:Behaviour, Classrooms, Learning, Schools
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/02632770510588664 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Purpose – The purpose of this research is to determine whether new intelligent classrooms will affect the behaviour of children in their new learning environments.

Design/methodology/approach – A multi-method study approach was used to carry out the research. Behavioural mapping was used to observe and monitor the classroom environment and analyse usage. Two new classrooms designed by INTEGER (Intelligent and Green) in two different UK schools provided the case studies to determine whether intelligent buildings (learning environments) can enhance learning experiences.

Findings – Several factors were observed in the learning environments: mobility, flexibility, use of technology, interactions. Relationships among them were found indicating that the new environments have positive impact on pupils' behaviour.

Practical implications – A very useful feedback for the Classrooms of the Future initiative will be provided, which can be used as basis for the School of the Future initiative.

Originality/value – The behavioural analysis method described in this study will enable an evaluation of the “Schools of the Future” concept, under children's perspective. Using a real life laboratory gives contribution to the education field by rethinking the classroom environment and the way of teaching.

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