Methodological Approach to Assessing Child Centricity in Urban Schools of India

  • Smita Khan Department of Architecture & Planning, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India
  • Rajashree Kotharkar Department of Architecture & Planning, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India

Abstract


Environt-behaviour studies have proved the power of the environmental container to impact inhabitants in a significant way. This paper is part of an on-going doctoral research on evaluating building performance of urban Indian schools using Post Occupancy Evaluation as a major tool through its primary users- the students. An appropriate methodology was evolved in response to the outcomes of a pilot survey that identified unique ground situation. It assisted in understanding the status of urban learning environs from point of view of child centricity & in conclusion enabled the research enquiry to recommend parameters for a student-friendly & inclusive school design.


Keywords: Urban Schools; Child Centricity; Inclusive Environs; POE; Appropriate Methodology


eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Published
2018-01-04
How to Cite
KHAN, Smita; KOTHARKAR, Rajashree. Methodological Approach to Assessing Child Centricity in Urban Schools of India. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 6, p. 127-138, jan. 2018. ISSN 2514-7528. Available at: <https://jabs.e-iph.co.uk/index.php/jABs/article/view/245>. Date accessed: 21 may 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v3i6.245.
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