Henning Schluß/Stefanie Lachmann

Raum als pädagogische Dimension?

– Untersuchungen am Joachimsthalschen Gymnasium

Space as a dimension of education?

Summary: In the current literature about the relationship of pedagogy and space (The German article uses the word „Raum“ which means “space” as well as “room”.), it is often speculated about the effects of the spatial dimension.

It is oftentimes not difficult to reconstruct the intention of the building and the effect assumed by the designer. But it  is more problematic to say something about the actual effects of the pedagogical space, which is constructed with a specific educational intention. In the worst case, the difference between assumed and actual effects is ignored, so that the first is taken for the second.

This essay deals with the question which possibilities are thinkable to determine long-term pedagogical effects of the dimension of space and also examines the boundaries of these possibilities with having a look at the Joachimsthalsche Gymnasium in Templin.


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