Enhance learning and destress through play
André Fontes (APP)
Eva Kun (DAV)
Tilla Tine Bårdsdatter Bønes
The kindergarten is situated in Lone, Bergen. The new kindergarten is adjunct to the existing old Lone School. I used knowledge from neuroscience to get a deeper understanding of how we humans interact with our environment and how it affects us. For example, how do children orient and navigate? Surveys show that kindergarteners have a high cortisol level, which indicates that the children feel stressed. Stress does affect our capability to learn. Prolonged stress will affect the development of the brain. How can we make a kindergarten that is destressing and enhancing the child’s trust and capability to learn? In Norwegian kindergartens, the curriculum is teached through play. The architecture should be a driving force and facilitate learning, - and this through play.