Classroom design – a psychological approach

Sandhya N Ramchandani

classroom Achieving continuous improvement in educational outcomes has always been an area of concern for educators and this keeps them constantly alert. Yet, classroom design and its psychological impact on learners is often overlooked as a contributing factor. Certain areas of psychology that relate directly to classroom design and the learning environment are:

  • environment
  • education
  • human factors (engineering)
  • social psychology

From the knowledge of environmental psychology of teaching and learning we understand that taking care of the nitty-gritty while designing a classroom goes a long way in aiding the learning process.

The author is an interior designer and is currently pursuing a course in counselling psychology. She can be reached at

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