A pedagogical approach based on the child-space relationship is the starting point for an interdisciplinary approach, architectural and pedagogical, to the design of learning spaces and school buildings.
Architectural and educational design that considers the child as much as a creative approach to learning.
Dimitris Germanos is an architect, Dr in social psychology, who specializes in the Learning spaces design, the School buildings design and the child - space relationship at school.
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece: Emeritus Professor
Teaching: He teaches at the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. As a guest professor he has taught at other universities in Greece, France, Portugal and Cyprus.
Applied research. His scientific work covers three main themes :
The school space approach. The particularity of the multidisciplinary approach of Dimitris Germanos lies in the fact that he designs the school space, both from the architectural point of view, and from that of the experience of the user of the space, namely from the psychosocial and educational side.
He focused his applied research on the school space, considered as a factor in the process of transformation of the Greek school, in particular on the transition of the school class from its traditional mode of operation (still in force in Greece) towards a of cooperative functioning.
Research interests: Learning Spaces; School Architecture; Children’s Spaces; Architecture for Children's Spaces; Linking Pedagogy and Built Space; Space and Place; Co-operative Education; Educational Change; Teacher Education
National Research Agency (ANR), France : Member of the Scientific Expert Committee, French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (2017-2020).
His professional work comes within this context and includes the architectural and pedagogical design of school buildings, other educational spaces and creative leisure spaces for children and young people, as well as their realization, 42 projects until today.
For the elaboration of most of these projects he has coordinated and managed multidisciplinary teams, composed of architects, education specialists and building engineers. Each project was developed after close dialogue with the interested parties, teachers, parents and, in some cases, with pupils, by applying appropriate investigation methods.
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