The Effect Of Built Environment On Students` Interactions In Informal Spaces Of Medicine Schools
Social life of students in all formal and informal spaces of the faculty can greatly influence learning process. These interactions are more regarded through training designing as a social art which is involved to others from the very beginning such as understanding the problem to final steps and implementation. An issue which is important before interactions through educational structure of medical schools is a proper environment for these interactions which are mostly disregarded for designing educational spaces. Since environmental qualities can make potentials or limits for social interactions and be effective on attracting groups and gatherings, studying these effective factors is important in order to qualify medical educational spaces. In the research in hand, in addition to gathering researchers` queries about the role of built space toward social interactions, type and way of medical students� interactions and effective environmental factors for facilitating or limiting these interactions are studied by qualitative research on medicine faculty of Bu-Ali Sina university and Tehran campus as to case-studies. In the research in hand ,data are gathered through using interview, observation and questionnaire. First , effective place factors are offered using interview, observation and previous studies based on Canter model. These factors extracted from interviews and observations were presented as a questionnaire to a larger sample in order to each factor�s effect for place preference measured. Data were analyzed using Freidman test and SPSS. The results suggest that students prefer some formal places of the faculty for gathering which have some specific qualities; these specifications are different for educational and friendly gatherings.
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