Children and Their Environments : Learning, Using and Designing Spaces - SPENCER, CHRISTOPHER

Children and Their Environments : Learning, Using and Designing Spaces

CHRISTOPHER SPENCER

Yayınevi: Cambridge University Press

Yayın tarihi: 01/2006

ISBN: 9780521546829

Yazar : Mark Blades

İngilizce | 293 Sayfa |

Tür: Psikoloji

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Description

This fascinating book examines theories of children's perceptions of space and place and explores how these theories are applied to the world of children. The focus is on children in large real world spaces; places that children live in, explore and learn from. These include classrooms, playgrounds, homes and yards, towns, communities, countryside, natural environments, and the wider world. An international team of authors compare the experiences of children from different cultures and backgrounds. Often excluded from discussions of place-design on the presumption of lack of awareness, young children have many environmental competencies which should lead to their inclusion. They can read maps and study photographs, respond to the natural and man-made world with great sensitivity, and contribute considerably to the community. This book will appeal to environmental and developmental psychologists and geographers, and also to planners by linking research on children's understandings and on their daily lives to recommendations for practice.

Table of Contents

An introduction Christopher Spencer and Mark Blades
Part I. Children's Understanding of Places: 1. Scale in children's experience with the environment Scott Bell
2. The problem of lost children Edward H. Cornell and Kenneth A. Hill
3. Children's understanding of environmental representations: aerial photographs and model towns Beverly Plester, Mark Blades and Christopher Spencer
4. Children's knowledge of countries Martyn Barrett, Evanthia Lyons and Alison Bourchier-Sutton
Part II. Children's Experience of Places: 5. Learning neighbourhood environments: the loss of experience in a modern world Antonella Rissotto and M. Vittoria Giuliani
6. The classroom environment and children's performance - is there a relationship? Sandra Horne Martin
7. 'Sometimes birds sound like fish': perspectives on children's place experiences Victoria Derr
8. Is contact with nature important for healthy child development? State of the evidence Andrea Faber Taylor and Frances E. Kuo
9. Environmental child-friendliness in the light of the Bullerby Model Marketta Kytta
Part III. Adolescents' Worlds?: 10. On the other side of the tracks: the psychogeographies and everyday lives of rural teenagers in the UK Hugh Matthews and Faith Tucker
11. The socio-environmental affordances of adolescents' environments Charlotte Clark and David L. Uzzell
Part IV. Children and the Design Process: 12. Children as agents in sustainable development: the ecology of competence Harry Heft and Louise Chawla
13. Children and city design: proactive process and the 'renewal' of childhood Mark Francis and Ray Lorenzo
14. A learning-based approach to urban planning with young people Liisa Horelli
15. Young people's participation in constructing a socially just public sphere Sharon Egretta Sutton and Susan P. Kemp.

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