Conclusion: What Makes a School a “School of the Future”?

  • Rotraut Walden


This chapter is a summary of recommendations on building and renovating “schools for the future” that are stated throughout this book. These recommendations have been systematically compiled by means of the facet approach and the system for judging the quality of buildings (see chapter 7). This is a specific method of architectural psychology and social sciences. The sources of the data were: Historical experiences with school buildings (see chapter 2), results of architectural psychology research (see chapter 3), interviews of architects of innovative school buildings (see chapter 7), observations by architectural experts who are building schools and teaching in the United States and Japan (the authors of chapters 4–6) as well as descriptions of innovative school projects (see Appendix).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for PsychologyUniversity in KoblenzKoblenzGermany

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