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Classroom design influences all of these things and can be a useful starting point to create learning environments that are welcoming, nurturing, and intellectually stimulating. Biophilic design is a human-centered strategy aimed at creating environments that connect with our innate predisposition to prefer nature and in particular natural elements associated with safety and abundance. These environments can reduce stress, enhance cognitive functioning, and improve mood.
What You Will learn
- Examine the impact of stress and attentional fatigue on learning.
- Define Biophilic Design and its six elements.
- Discover how biophilic design attributes, such as daylighting and views of nature, impact student’s ability to learn.
- Discuss why it is essential to cultivate Biophilia in students today