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Cookbook Education Spaces version 2.0

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Written by: Piet van der Zanden (all versions), Themara Bogerd (versions 1.1 and higher), Iris van Loon (version 1.0). Editing by: Themara Bogerd Requirements for Education Spaces TU Delft campus
The Cookbook Education Spaces version 2.0 describes requirements for lecture halls, classrooms and study workplaces at our Delft University of Technology and contains four generic chapters:
A) Pedagogic Classification,
B) Education Space Typologies,
C) Education Space Requirements, and
D) Study Workplaces.

It has been drawn up in close co-operation with teaching staff, students and supporting staff.

Education space typologies and requirements
The several teaching practices are translated into a diversity of education space typologies. In the space typologies, there is a differentiation in basic facilities and advanced facility options. The advanced facilities can differ in interior settings, in teaching technology, in streaming and in recording facilities. Combinations of different advanced facilities are possible. The following space types are distinguished dependent on the size of the student groups:

The Cookbook Education Spaces provides guidelines for the teaching environment, such as:

  • Writing surface and teaching practice
  • Proper relation between space typology, flexibility and its uses
  • Audio-visual installation and lighting
  • Service & support

The Cookbook Education Spaces also provides guidelines for the learning environment, such as:

  • Readability of presentation screens and writing boards
  • Furniture and moving space for the students

The Cookbook Education Spaces providesgeneral descriptions for:

  • Basic space indicators
  • Climate, lighting, acoustics & electrification
  • Safety & security

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