Related Websites

Ergonomics4Schools: www.ergonomics4schools.com  a UK Ergonomics Society Special Interest Group
Ergonomics for Children and Educational Environments (ECEE): www.ergonomics4children.org  the web site of the International Ergonomics Association Technical Committee on Ergonomics for Children in Educational Environments (ECEE).
 www.minedu.govt.nz/goto/performingclassroooms  This is part of the NZ Ministry of Education website and includes information on the Design Quality Learning Spaces.
 www.edfacilities.org  This web site sponsored by the Department of Education (USA) and contains lists of resources and web site references under the heading: Planning, Design, Financing, Construction and Operations-maintenance. A usefull resource of research around the world.
 www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Education/Schools/Buildings/KF  Dr Kenn Fisher's work Linking Pedagogy and Space is highly recommended
 http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/cukkhinfo.htm
 
 http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/MBergo/schoolguide.html
 
 http://www.healthycomputing.com/kids/

Related Papers

BRACKLEY, H. M. and STEVENSON, J. M., 2004, Are children's backpack weight limits enough? A critical review of the relevant literature, Spine, 29, 2184-2190.

BUCHANAN, B., GARDNER WOOD, L., LEGG, S.J., JONES, S., KAYE, M., HOVEY, T. AND DONALDSON, N., 2007, MoveIT: a New Zealand interactive web based game/tool for educating intermediate schoolchildren and their teachers and parents about computer workstations and workspace re-design, Proceedings of the New Zealand Ergonomics Society Conference, Waiheke Island, New Zealand, 7-9 November, ISBN 0-9582560-1-2, p 75.

CHEUNG, J.W.Y AND WONG, T.K.S, 2007, Anthropometric evaluation for primary school furniture design, Ergonomics, 50, 323- 334.

DYKES, R., NOBLE, A.  and LEGG, S. J., 2007, Ergonomics in the New Zealand National Curriculum, and understanding and knowledge of ergonomics amongst New Zealand Secondary School Teachers, Proceedings of the New Zealand Ergonomics Society Conference, Waiheke Island, New Zealand, 7-9 November, ISBN 0-9582560-1-2, pp (in press).

GOUVALI, M.K. AND BOUDOLOS, K., 2006, Match between school furniture dimensions and children’s anthropometry, Applied Ergonomics, 37, 765-773.

GRIMES, P. AND LEGG, S. J., 2004, Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) in school students as a risk factor for adult MSD: a review of the multiple factors affecting posture, comfort and health in classroom environments, Journal of the Human Environment System, 7, 1-9.

HARRIS, C., STRAKER, L., POLLOCK, C. AND TRINIDAD, S., 2005, Musculo-skeletal outcomes in children using information technology – the need for a specific etiological model, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 35, 131-138.

HEDGE, A., Children and computers – past, present and future.2007, Proceedings of the New Zealand Ergonomics Society Conference, Waiheke Island, New Zealand, 7-9 November, ISBN 0-9582560-1-2, pp (in press)

INTERNATIONAL ERGONOMICS ASSOCIATION (IEA) Council Meeting Minutes, 29-30 July, 2000, Agenda Item 2.1.1, IEA Definitions: The Discipline of Ergonomics.

KANE, P. and LEGG, S.J, 2007, Ergonomics design of school furniture systems must match student, staff, curriculum and classroom management needs, Proceedings of the New Zealand Ergonomics Society Conference, Waiheke Island, New Zealand, 7-9 November, ISBN 0-9582560-1-2, pp (in press).

LEGG, S.J., 2006, Ergonomics in Schools - Plenary keynote address, in IEA2006, 16th World Congress on Ergonomics, Meeting Diversity in Ergonomics, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 10-14 July, Programme Book, p 53 and in http://www.iea.cc/ergonomics4children/

LEGG, S. J., 2007, Ergonomics in Schools, Special issue of ergonomics: Guest editorial, Ergonomics 50 (10), 1-6.

LEGG, S. J., 2008, Ergonomics for Schools in the Nordic countries: workshop. Proceedings of the Nordic Ergonomics Societies Annual Conference NES2008, 12 August 2008, p 207.

LEGG, S. J. and BENNETT, C., 2007, Co-guest editors, Special Issue: Ergonomics in Schools, Ergonomics 50 (10), 1523 -1702.

LEGG, S. J. and JACOBS, K., 2008, Sounding Board, Ergonomics for schools, Work 31, 1–5.

LEGG, S. J., LAURS, E. and HEDDERLEY, D. I., 2003, How safe is cycling with a schoolbag? Ergonomics, 46 (8), 859-869.

LI, J. X. AND HONG, Y., 2004, Age difference in trunk kinematics during walking with different backpack weights in 6- to 12-year-old children, Research in Sports Medicine, 12, 135-142.

LIMON, S., VALINSKI, L.J. AND BEB –SHALOM, Y., 2004, Children at risk: risk factors for low back pain in the elementary school environment, Spine, 29, 697-702.

PANAGIOTOPOULOU, G., CHRISTOULAS, K., PAPANIKOLAOU, A. AND MANDROUKAS, K., 2004, Classroom furniture dimensions and anthropometric measures in primary school, Applied Ergonomics, 35, 121-128.

MACKIE, H. W. and LEGG, S. J., 2008, Postural and subjective responses to realistic schoolbag carriage. Ergonomics, 51 (2), 217-231.

MACKIE, H.W. , LEGG , S. J. AND BEADLE, J., 2004,  Development of activity monitoring for determining load carriage patterns in school students,  Work, 22, 231-237.

MACKIE, H.W., STEVENSON, J. M., REID, S. A. AND LEGG, S.J., 2005, The effect of simulated school load carriage configurations on shoulder strap tension forces and shoulder interface pressure,  Applied Ergonomics, 36, 199-206.

MILANESE, S. and GRIMMER, K., 2004, School furniture and the user population: an anthropometric perspective, Ergonomics, 47, 416-426.

MOTMANS, R.R.E.E., TOMLOW, S. and VISSERS, S., 2006, Trunk muscle activity in different modes of carrying schoolbags, Ergonomics, 49, 127-138.

PARCELLS, C., STOMMEL, M. and HUBBARD, R., 1999, Mismatch of classroom furniture and student body dimensions: Empirical findings and health implications. Journal of Adolescent Health, 24, pp. 265-273.

PUCKTREE, T., SILAL, S. P. AND LIN, J., 2004, Schoolbag carriage and pain in school children. Disability and rehabilitation, 26, 54-59.

SAIMBANES, D., MARTINEZ, J. W., BUTLER, E. W. and HAIDER, T., 2004, Influence of school backpacks on adolescent back pain, Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 24, 211-217.

SJOLIE, A.N., 2004, Persistence and change in non-specific low back pain among adolescents: a 3 –year prospective study, Spine, 29, 2452-2457.

SMITH, K.U. and SMITH, M.F. 1966, Cybernetic Principles of Learning and Educational Design, (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston).

SMITH, T.J. 2007, The Ergonomics of Learning: Educational Design and Learning Performance, Presentation to the University of Minnesota Academy of Distinguished Teachers Conference 2007, ‘Enhancing Student Learning: Conversations About Research and Practice,’ (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development, Center for Teaching & Learning), April 23.

STRAKER, L. and POLLOCK, C. 2003, Delivering the power of computers to children, without harming their health, Plenary Keynote presented at the 15th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Ergonomics in the Digital Age, August 24-29th, South Korea.

STRAKER, L. and POLLOCK, C. 2004, Optimising the interaction of children with information and communication technologies, Ergonomics, 48, 506-521.

TREVELYAN, F.C. AND LEGG, S. J., 2006, Back pain in school children – where to from here? Applied Ergonomics, Special Issue: Fundamental Reviews, 37, 45-54.

WHITTFIELD J, LEGG S J and HEDDERLEY D I., 2001, The weight and use of schoolbags in New Zealand secondary schools, Ergonomics, 44, 819-824.

WHITTFIELD, J., LEGG, S.J. and HEDDERLEY, D.I., 2005, Schoolbag weight and musculoskeletal symptoms in New Zealand secondary schools, Applied Ergonomics, 36, 193-198.

WOODCOCK, A., and BARTLETT, R.A., 2003. Enhancing the teaching and learning of ergonomics in schools through the development of web based resources, Presented at the 15th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Ergonomics in the Digital Age, August 24-29th, South Korea.

WOODCOCK, A., CLARKE, E., COLE, J., COOKE, J., and DESBOROUGH, C. 2003. Teaching ergonomics to 4 to 6 year olds, in P.T. McCabe (Ed.), Contemporary Ergonomics (Taylor and Francis: London), 519-524.

 


 

 

 

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