Rieh, Sun-Young,

Creating a sense of place in school environments : how young children construct place attachment / Sun-Young Rieh. - 1 online resource

Cover -- Half Title -- Endorsements -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of contents -- Figures -- Tables -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction -- Notes -- 2 Sense of Place -- 2.1 Definition and Characteristics of Sense of Place -- Boundary -- Center -- Path -- Threshold -- Edge -- 2.2 Finding Place Generator from Memory Sketch -- Notes -- 3 Characteristics of Place for Children -- 3.1 General Characteristics of Children's Perception of Space -- 3.2 Characteristics of Children's Sense of Place -- Notes -- 4 Positioning and Framing -- 4.1 Positioning for Framing 4.2 Framing for Questions -- Survey of Adults -- Survey of Children -- Comparison of Two Groups -- Notes -- 5 School as a Memory Place for Adults -- 5.1 Aspects of Contemporary School Environment -- 5.2 School Place in Adult Memory Sketch -- Notes -- 6 Lived Experience of Schoolchildren -- 6.1 Children's Favorite Place in School -- School I -- Field -- Library -- PE Room -- School II -- Field -- Play Area A -- Play Area B -- Peace Garden -- School III -- Courtyard -- Garden -- Swings -- Field -- Library -- Hall -- 6.2 Interpretation of the Sense of Place of Schoolchildren Importance of Outdoor Space -- Functional Realm with Diverse Options -- Conceived Realm with Aesthetic Value (Place of Doing Nothing) -- Value of Participation in Place-Making -- Places of Achievement -- Thermal Comfort in Place -- The Power of Overlapping Realms -- Differences between Value vs. Use Related to Sense of Place -- Gender Issues -- 6.3 Cross-Comparison and Presence of Place Generator -- Notes -- 7 Changes in the School Environment -- 7.1 Sense of Place in Schools Without a Playground: Case of Schools in Seoul 7.2 Sense of Place in Schools Sharing with Community: Case of Dutch Brede Schools -- Awareness of Shared Space: Confidence on School Environment -- Psychological restriction -- Notes -- 8 Conclusion: Toward a "Sense of Place" in School Environments -- References -- Index

"Creating a Sense of Place in School Environments guides its readers to the characteristics that tend to generate a sense of place through children's vivid descriptions of their school and provides a body of critical information that can be employed to design a better school environment that can imprint cherished childhood memories. The childhood school environment calls for special attention regarding the sense of place it creates. The sense of place in childhood both affects children's current quality of life and frames their lasting world view. It is well known that children's cognitive development is closely related to their place attachment to their surroundings, and that children's adaptation to a given environment depends on how such place attachment can be created. Therefore, it is natural that people's identity in the world is the accumulation of their experience of place while in childhood. Cross checking between the imprint of adults' memories of places in school and children's current "lived experience" of their favorite school place confirmed that certain spatial configurations, which author herein refers to as "place generators" can generate positive attributes of physical settings that construct a sense of place and last as lifelong memories. An ideal read for academics, students, and professionals"--

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School environment--Psychological aspects.
School children--Psychology.
Place attachment.
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