Planning for Higher Education Journal

Built Environments Impact Behaviors

Results of an Active Learning Post-Occupancy Evaluation
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From Volume 42 Number 1 | October–December 2013
By Lennie Scott-Webber, Aileen Strickland, Laura Ring Kapitula
Planning Types: Campus Planning

A post-occupancy evaluation instrument was developed and piloted to measure (1) the reliability and validity of the instrument and (2) the effect of evidence-based solutions on student engagement in the classroom. Content analysis synthesized elements of engagement from multiple sciences to form the body of questions. A post/pre methodology compared the “old” row-by-column seating with the “new” classroom designs. A high degree of internal item consistency was reached between all identified factors (α = 0.91, α = 0.93, α = 0.96, α = 0.96), and highly statistically significant differences were found between the “old” and the “new” classroom designs (all p-values

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