A pedagogical approach based on the child-space relationship is the starting point for an interdisciplinary approach, architectural and pedagogical, to the design of school space.
Architectural and educational design that considers the child as much as a creative approach to teaching.
Dimitris Germanos is an architect and social psychologist who specializes in the child - space relationship at school.
Actually. Emeritus Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Member of the Scientific Expert Committee, National Research Agency, French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.
Academic functions. He teaches at graduate and postgraduate level. As a guest he has taught professor at other universities in Greece, France, Portugal and Cyprus.
Applied reserch. His scientific work is based on his own research and includes studies and articles concerning three main topics : The design of the educational space (application of his Pedagogical & Architectural Space Design method); Space design as a factor for educational change; Space as a tool related to the learning process and the socialization of children.
As researcher, Dimitris Germanos has focused his applied research on school space as a factor of the transformation process of the Greek school, in particular on the transition of the school class from its traditional functionning mode (still in force in Greece) to a cooperative mode.
School architecture. 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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