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dc.contributor.advisorChanse, Victoriaen_US
dc.contributor.authorFerguson, Katherineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-20T05:43:41Z
dc.date.available2019-06-20T05:43:41Z
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/0tqm-bdos
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/22056
dc.description.abstractThis design-research thesis explores the educational benefits of outdoor experiential learning for children, particularly in urban areas, and proposes a redesign of a 100-acre urban park to serve as an educational resource. This thesis first develops a theoretical framework based on research that nature can have restorative effects on attention that improve learning and behavior (Berman, Jonides, & Kaplan, 2008; Kaplan, 1995; Matsuoka, 2010). The focus of this thesis is Oxon Run Park located in Southeast Washington, DC. The proposed redesign includes educational spaces that can be visited and experienced by the local community or school classes, while focus areas at targeted locations concentrate educational resources that can enhance classroom learning. The research and redesign of Oxon Run Park addresses the question of how public spaces can be designed to serve as educational resources.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEXPERIENTIAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN FOR EDUCATION: OXON RUN PARK AS A REGIONAL EDUCATION RESOURCEen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPlant Science and Landscape Architecture (PLSA)en_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledLandscape architectureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrollededucational landscapeen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledexperiential educationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledlandscape designen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledurban parken_US


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