The heart of the campus. (2010). Interior Design, 81(14), 137-139.
This source can be useful because it speaks about another college and what they did in order to change the way that their atrium looks. It can maybe inspire some of us at City tech to make a change towards our own environment. This can also help other schools that are wanting to make a change but don’t have an idea of what to do. It can also be beneficial to the people at the school who did the design because it can draw attention to them and other people might want them to do a project for their school. It can help us compare our atriums and make even give us ideas on things that we can do here at City tech.
Brake, A. G. (2011). a learning experience. Interior Design, 82(3), 220-227.
This source can be useful because it talks about a college that wasn’t satisfied with the fact that the rest of their school was being renovated except the place where many students come together to study. That being the case they found the resources they needed in order to make a change. They were able to make a change but still have the space relate to the rest of the school so that the students would not feel disconnected. This can help because our research is examining City techs lounges, etc which can help us think about how having certain things can help students at City Tech. For example the environment and the way that it is.
Freebody, Peter. (2003). Qualitative research in education, SAGE publications. 31-33.
This source can help us better understand our observations and how we can use this knowledge to create positive change within the school. The text explains how we can reason and debate what we know about our findings in an educational facility like city tech and apply qualitative mathematics to our findings in order to create positive change. This source also supports creating social policies for the mass good and community progress. This source helps us use our new found understanding of city tech’s educational environment to take part in creating this positive change. With this knowledge we can create an environment that fosters happiness and the well being of students.
Freebody, Peter. (2003) Qualitative research in education, SAGE publications. 76-80
This source teaches us to interpret our data and most important findings in a way that we can efficiently and reasonably apply the educational conduct aspect into the relationship between socializing areas and happiness at city tech. Most of the lounges that had high levels of volume and laughter I noticed also had the most smiles. Areas of city tech with nothing exciting happening in them felt dreary and boring, which can be supported by the student I observed sleeping in one of the less exciting rooms.
Rothenberger, Stuart. “Modern Eats.” American School & University 82.13 (2010): 138-141. Academic Search Complete. Web. 2 Dec. 2013.
The source above is about some of the plans that are made by some schools and universities to improve their food-service areas. Since cafeteria is one of the socializing in schools, they are the places that “encourage a variety of social interactions”. This could be a valuable source for getting ideas on improving the wellness on the campus. By looking at this source, people might get the inspiration of what plans can be initiated to the cafeteria that is around them.