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 and social psychologist 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 graduate and postgraduate level. 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 :
Dimitris Germanos has focused his applied research on learning space as a factor of the transformation process of the Greek school, in particular on the transition of the school class from its traditional functioning mode (still in force in Greece) to a cooperative functioning mode.
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.
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki:
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