Title: Smart persuasive school buildings: a state of the art

Authors: J.H.W. Hammink; J.A. Moor; M. Mohammadi

Addresses: Research Group Architecture in Health, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Arnhem, The Netherlands ' Research Group Architecture in Health, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Arnhem, The Netherlands ' Department of Architecture Building and Planning, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Abstract: Integrating technology in buildings can lead to smart buildings that can affect behavioural patterns. The increasing possibilities of ubiquitous computing and sensor technology can be employed to motivate behaviour change, particularly when embedded in the environment. One (smart) environment that can be particularly influential on daily and long-term behaviour is a school. An environment that aims at changing behaviour without 'forcing' its inhabitants using smart technology, is what we call a 'smart persuasive environment'. The potential these smart persuasive school buildings hold for influencing pupil behaviours, such as learning outcomes, social interaction and physical activity seems to be substantial. This article aims to give an overview of the state of the technology, the (effect on) behaviour of pupils and the theoretical mechanisms, using social cognitive theory, that could explain the relationship between smart persuasive school buildings and behaviour change.

Keywords: smart persuasive school buildings; smart learning technology; persuasive technology; systematic literature review; ambient technology; social cognitive theory.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSMARTTL.2020.109487

International Journal of Smart Technology and Learning, 2020 Vol.2 No.1, pp.1 - 30

Received: 27 Feb 2019
Accepted: 10 Oct 2019

Published online: 26 Aug 2020 *

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