Physical Environment: Treatments and Perspectives
The aim of the current paper is to regard the specification ofphysical environment in the paradigm of modern education practices. The focus is laid on physical environment as instrument of power, quoting and negotiating the theoretical constructs of the 20th century and the results of some applied research on the influence of the pyhsical environment on academic results. The question if virtual learning environment can replace the formerly physical learning environment is debated as well as the idea about virtual environment as an instrument of avoiding the aggression of consumerist attitude and (re)production of passive society members.
Keywords: Education, Environment, Physical Environment, School, Virtual learning
Dr. Loone Ots
Senior Researcher, Department of Educational Studies, Tallinn University