Influence on Learning Efficiency from natural light in Educational Environment

Chen, Y., Lau, B., Blyth, A., Schiano-Phan, R. and Yi-Kai, J. 2018. Influence on Learning Efficiency from natural light in Educational Environment. Passive Low Energy Architecture Conference 2018. Hong Kong 10 - 12 Dec 2018

TitleInfluence on Learning Efficiency from natural light in Educational Environment
AuthorsChen, Y., Lau, B., Blyth, A., Schiano-Phan, R. and Yi-Kai, J.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

This paper presents preliminary research outcomes from applying EEG Mind Wave Mapping methodology for investigating the impacts of learning environment on students' concentration and learning performance under different lighting conditions. During the learning process, whether students remain attentive generally influences their learning efficacy. Literature shows that classroom lighting may be important for pupils' academic performance. However, most of the time, lighting could not be adequately controlled due to the given building envelope design and the spatial layout. The present study explores the influence of different lighting conditions in a conditioned room on architectural students' mind wave when they were engaging in a learning task. Lighting scenarios included naturally lit, artificially lit and hybrid mode set in this room were experimented and the test scores of the learning tasks under these scenarios were compared against mind wave mapping results . The preliminary findings from this study showed that students’ performance in a natural daylit and hybrid lit room shows higher concentration than that in the artificially lit room, as a result, the use of natural light in the learning environment is more desirable and this can have significant benefit for reducing energy demands from artificial lighting in educational spaces.

KeywordsLearning Efficacy, Lighting conditions, Electroencephalography (EEG) Mind Wave Mapping, Attention and Relaxation.
Year2018
ConferencePassive Low Energy Architecture Conference 2018
Accepted author manuscript670-Yi Chen.pdf
Publication dates
Published10 Dec 2018

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