Landscapes for learning : creating outdoor environments for children and youth / Sharon Stine.
By: Stine, Sharon.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : J. Wiley & Sons, ©1997Description: xxi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0471162221; 9780471162223.Subject(s): School grounds -- Design -- Case studies | School grounds -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies | School environment -- Case studies | Outdoor education -- Case studies | Terrains d'école -- Conception et construction -- Cas, Études de | Terrains d'école -- Aspect psychologique -- Cas, Études de | Milieu scolaire -- Cas, Études de | Classes de nature -- Cas, Études de | Outdoor education | School environment | School grounds -- Design | School grounds -- Psychological aspects | Lernumwelt | Schule | Outdoor education Case studies | School environment Case studies | School grounds Design Case studies | School grounds Psychological aspects Case studiesGenre/Form: Case studies. | Case studies. | Case studies. Additional physical formats: Online version:: Landscapes for learning.; Online version:: Landscapes for learning.Other classification: 5,3 | D 2200 | D 4185 Online resources: Table of contents | Table of contents | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-239) and index.
The players -- Basics -- Particular places: School environments over time -- Congruence -- Contrast -- Back to basics -- Ode to the outdoors -- Bibliography -- Index.
In clear and persuasive language, Stine explores children's need for outdoor play and what features of spaces work well for a variety of age groups. Published in 1997, this is a seminal work on the topic. (Miller Library Staff)
A growing legion of landscape architects is exploring and exploiting the ability to create outdoor environments that optimize the learning experience and mirror the ideas, values, attitudes, and cultures of those who inhabit them. In Landscapes for Learning, Dr. Sharon Stine presents 11 case studies of the very best of these design projects from around the world. Her findings describe not only design concepts and end results - rich outdoor learning environments - but, more importantly, the processes that led to the creation of these environments. She examines the roles of designers, teachers, and the children themselves, and how their interaction affects the planning, building, and use of the space.
Dr. Stine shows how the most successful designs address the needs of both the children whose job it is to "mess up" the space and the adults who supervise them. She defines nine pairs of contrasting elements that are essential to any play environment and uses these both as the basis for her analyses of particular environments and as the foundation of a common language that designers and educators can use when developing a new design. She also addresses the issues of safety and security and demonstrates that learning environments can be stimulating, interesting links with the natural world and safe places for children to run free. Landscapes for Learning is the ideal source for landscape architects, architects, planners, school administrators, and teachers who want to collaborate in the development of useful, intriguing outdoor environments for students in day care, preschool, elementary school, junior high, and high school.