FURNITURE DESIGN AS A CATALYST IN THE RELATIONSHIP OF EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIALIZATION OKUL VE SOSYALLEŞME İLİŞKİSİNDE KATALİZÖR OLARAK DONATI TASARIMI


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Midilli Sari R., Aktürk E.

Milli Egitim, vol.51, no.235, pp.2363-2396, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 235
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.37669/milliegitim.900874
  • Journal Name: Milli Egitim
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.2363-2396
  • Keywords: Innovative learning approaches, School, School furniture, Socialization

Abstract

© 2022. Milli Egitim. All Rights Reserved.It is expected that school environments will allow socialization with the change of education methods, the importance of 21st-century skills, and the adoption of collaborative approaches. Contrary to the traditional organization that limits students’ socialization and cooperation by supporting their individual and competitive behaviors in educational spaces, the understanding of space design that will support production, cooperation, and socialization and at the same time meet the diversifying needs of each student in these actions has gained weight after the 2000s. So, well-organized, design-rich furniture that meets the required functions turns into an essential design element contributing to socialization. From this point of view, the study aims to examine the contribution of the furniture used in schools for socialization in terms of type, design, and location. In this direction, ten schools, designed in the last fifteen years and where the physical reflections of innovative education approaches are more intense, have been selected, with accessible explanations, drawings, and visuals. For this purpose, the contribution of furniture in innovative educational environments to socialization tried to be determined with visual analysis by three basic questions: what, where, and how. As a result of the study, it was seen that innovative schools have sitting-resting, working, playing, eating and drinking, exhibition furniture, and this furniture in public and semi-public spaces and their qualities provide enrichment for socialization activities.