L'aménagement des classes dans 19 écoles primaires du Québec : exploration autour de l’attachement au lieu

Authors: Rousseau, Claudie
Advisor: Gagnon, Caroline
Abstract: The physical learning environment influences student behaviour and success. In Quebec, teachers design their classrooms according to their needs, those of their students and their teaching philosophies. In the majority of cases, spaces are set up on the periphery, built around areas of expertise to be developed and different subjects. The reading corner finds its place in the classroom to facilitate access to books and increase the interest and pleasure of reading. Combining knowledge in pedagogy, design and environmental psychology, this dissertation attempts to understand the relationship between the development of these peripheral spaces and the attachment of students and teachers to their classroom. The methodology is based on multiple case studies (19 classes) using multiple methods (plan, photographic survey, participant observations) and interviews with individuals (19 teachers and 19 students), as well as an inventory in 66 classes. Based on these case studies, it seeks to understand what, in the appreciation of classroom design and the construction of a sense of place, participates in the educational experience. Place attachment follows the model of Scannell and Gifford (2010) and is studied by mobilizing the notions of the six functions of the classroom of Weinstein et al. (2011). In addition to its pedagogical objectives, the reading corner is a place of freedom where the student's presence is voluntary, where he or she can isolate or socialize. The analysis identifies five types of reading corner facilities: cozy, closed, open, democratic and temporary. Finally, while the reading corner is a distinctive space that is appropriate and appreciated by students and teachers, it provides an opportunity that the rest of the class does not offer and that enhances the educational experience.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2020
Open Access Date: 21 December 2020
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/67579
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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