Place, Pedagogy and Play edited by Dr Matluba Khan, Dr Simon Bell and Dr Jenny Wood connects landscape architecture with education, psychology, public health and planning. Over the course of thirteen chapters it examines how design and research of places can be approached through multiple lenses – of pedagogy and play and how children, as competent social agents, are engaged in the process of designing their own spaces – and brings a global perspective to the debate around child-friendly environments.
Khan, M, Bell, S and Wood, J (2020), Place, Pedagogy and Play: Participation, Design and Research with Children, London: Taylor & Francis
Khan, M, Bell, S and McGeown, S (2020), Schoolyard interventions for pedagogy and play: How can we evaluate the design? Khan et al (Ed), Place, Pedagogy and Play: Participation, Design and Research with Children, London: Taylor & Francis
Khan (2018), Children’s Engagement in Design: Reflections from Research and Practice, Karim, F (Ed), Routledge Companion to Architecture & Social Engagement, pp. 186-200, NY: Taylor & Francis
Khan, M. and Bell, R. (2019) Effects of a School Based Intervention on Children’s Physical Activity and Healthy Eating: A Mixed-Methods Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 16, 4320. Doi: 10.3390/ijerph16224320
Khan, M, McGeown, S and Bell, S (2019). Can an outdoor learning environment improve children’s academic attainment? A quasi-experimental mixed methods study in Bangladesh. Environment and Behavior. Doi: 10.1177/0013916519860868
Khan, M, McGeown, S and Islam, Z (2019). “There is no better way to study science than to collect and analyse data in your own yard”: Using an outdoor classroom to promote science learning among primary school children in Bangladesh, Children’s Geographies. 17(2). (pp. 217-230). Doi:10.1080/14733285.2018.1490007
Khan, M., and McGeown, S. (2019), P18 Designing for well-being: the influence of a schoolyard intervention on subjective well-being. BMJ Open 2019;9: Doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-QHRN.53
Khan, M., Bell, S., McGeown, S., & Silveirinha de Oliveira, E. (2019). Designing an outdoor learning environment for and with a primary school community: A case study in Bangladesh. Landscape Research. (pp.1-16)
Khan, M, McGeown, S and Islam, Z (2019). “There is no better way to study science than to collect and analyse data in your own yard”: Using an outdoor classroom to promote science learning among primary school children in Bangladesh, Children’s Geographies,17(2). (pp. 217-230). Doi:10.1080/14733285.2018.1490007
Khan, M. (2014). Study of open spaces in the context of Dhaka city for sustainable use: A syntactic approach. International Journal of Engineering and Technology, 6(3), (pp. 238-243).
Khan, M. (2018). How to grow a playspace: development and design. Landscape Research. 43(1). (pp. 180-181)
Peer reviewed articles
Khan, M., Bell, S., Oliveira, E. de S., & McGeown, S. (2016). Can Outdoor Environments Improve Children’s Motivation to Learn? In EDRA 47 Raleigh (pp. 71–80). Environment Design Research Association.
Khan, M., & Bell, S. (2015). Improving Children’s Outdoor Learning by Design- A Case Study from Bangladesh. In ECLAS Conference 2015, Landscape in Flux (pp. 503–509).
Khan, M., Bell, S., Oliveira, E. de S., & McGeown, S. (2015). Outdoor Environments for Primary School Teaching and Learning – An Exploratory Study. In ECLAS Conference, Tartu (pp. 215–218).
Khan, M., & Bell, S. (2014). Children’s Development and the Role of the Outdoor Environment. In ECLAS Conference, Porto (pp. 88–91).
Khan, M., & Islam, Z. (2014). Outdoor as Learning Environment for Children at a Primary School of Bangladesh. In 45th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association (pp. 112–119). Environmental Design Research Association.
Khan, M. (2012). Design by Research: Using Lighting Simulation Software in a small study on Luminous Environment of a Primary School. In International Seminar on Architecture: Education, Practice and Research (pp. 413–422). Department of Architecture, BUET.
Khan, M., & Rahman, T. (2011). Sustainable Conservation Strategies for Farash Ganj at Old Dhaka in Bangladesh. In International conference – Conservation of Architecture, Urban Areas, Nature & Landscape: Towards a Sustainable Survival of Cultural Landscape (pp. 339–353). CSAAR.
Khan, M. (2011a). An Observation of the Acoustical Environments of Auditoriums in Dhaka. In Conference on Engineering Research, Innovation and Education 2011, Dhaka (pp. 74–79).
Khan, M. (2011b). Learning from Vernacular Settlement Form for Sustainable Urban Development in Bangladesh. In International Conference on Contemporary Architecture- Beyond Corbusierism (pp. 195–205). McMillian Publishers India Ltd.
Khan, M. (2011c). Vertical Landscaping: The Bio-Climatic approach for Environmentally Conscious Architecture of High-rise Buildings. In World Conference on Science, Engineering and Technology (pp. 1348–1358). World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.
CONFERENCES, COURSES AND PRESENTATIONS
2019 Towards the Child Friendly City: children’s rights in the built environment, three day international conference to be held in Bristol organized by the European Network of Child Friendly Cities, Keynote Speaker , Provisional title – A perspective from research with refugee children on children’s rights and the sustainable development goals
2018 INHERIT Your Future Forum 2018 in Vienna, Australia, Title – Gardening with Green Gym and Meat free Monday
2018 UCL Space Syntax Laboratory Research Seminar Series, Title – Place, pedagogy, play and participation: Can outdoor environments improved children’s learning, health and wellbeing.
2018 Department of Learning and Leadership at UCL Institute of Education, Title – Place, Pedagogy, Play and Public Health
2018 Landscape research methods in BSc Landscape Architecture course in Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, invited lecture
2017 International School Ground Alliance conference ‘Schoolyard diversity’ in Berlin, Germany, Keynote Speaker, Title – Diverse schoolyards: A place for pedagogy and play: Perspectives from Bangladesh
2017 TEDxPortobello, Title- How to get kids to love learning
2016 MSc Landscape and Well-being theoretical foundations course in Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, invited lecture
2016 ESALA Away Day at Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh, Title- Outdoor environments for primary school teaching and learning: Promoting agency through participation, exploration and interaction
2011 Seminar ‘ Infrastructure for Disability and the Bangladesh National Building Code’, (Keynote with Professor Zebun Nasreen Ahmed)
2011 Seminar ‘Accessible Infrastructure for Persons with Disabilities: Issues and Options’, BUET, Dhaka (Keynote with Professor S M Najmul Imam)
2009 Seminar ‘Creating learning space for children within and around the school building’ organized by Teacher Development Institute (TDI) at IER, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Keynote
2017 Two-day international conference on Researching with and for children: place, pedagogy and play held on 8-9 May 2017, Edinburgh, Initiator, Co-organiser and Contributor
2016 Innovative Learning Week Event titled Play+Design=Learn, Initiator, Co-organiser and Contributor
2015 Workshop on ‘The Role of Environment on Children’s Education’ for educationalists, teachers and education officers in Bangladesh, Initiator, Co-organiser and Contributor
2012 International Seminar on Architecture: Education, Practice and Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Organiser – Member Secretary, Registration Committee
2009 Workshop on Integrating the Urban Water Bodies in Dhaka’s Fabric: An Imperative Issue of Sustainable City, Organiser- Member Secretary and Session Co-ordinator
2015 Policy Stories, two-day residential course on how to influence policy for postgraduate students and early career researchers at Holyrood by Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities, Participant
2013 Urban Rainwater Harvesting System, three-day course organised by Water-aid, Bangladesh and facilitated by Centre for Science and Environment-CSE, India, Participant with full fellowship
2012 LEED Green Associate Certification, daylong short course organised by Green Architecture Cell, BUET, Participant with full fellowship
2011 Training and capacity building for long-term management and best practice conservation for the preservation of cultural heritage sites and World Heritage properties and in Bangladesh organised by UNESCO, Bangladesh, Participant with full fellowship
2011 Noise Control and Fire Fighting, two-day short course on organised by Department of Mechanical Engineering, BUET at BUET, Dhaka, Participant
2017 Yorkshire Medical Sociology Group event: Healthy spaces: space, place and design for well-being, University of York, Presentation title – Designing for well-being: the influence of a schoolyard intervention on children’s perceived motivation, exploration, peer-relation and bodily activity
2017 International Conference on ‘Researching with and for children: Place, Pedagogy and Play’, University of Edinburgh, Presentation title – Place, Pedagogy and Play: Exploring the impact of a renovated schoolyard on children’s learning and play behaviour
2016 International Association for People-Environment Studies, Sweden, Paper title- Redesigning a school ground: Impact on children’s cognitive and social behaviour
2016 47th Annual Conference of Environmental Design Research Association, Raleigh, USA, Paper title- Can Outdoor Environments Improve Children’s Motivation to Learn?
2016 Outdoor and Environmnetal Education Seminar at Scottish Outdoor Education Centre at Broomly, Scottish Borders, Paper title – Can outdoor environment improve children’s academic attainment?
2015 The European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) conference, Tartu, Estonia, Full Paper title- Improving Children’s Outdoor Learning by Design- A Case Study from Bangladesh and Pechakucha paper title– Outdoor Environments for Primary School Teaching and Learning – An Exploratory Study, Presenter
2015 International Outdoor Learning Conference, London, UK, Paper title- Examining the links between primary school landscape and children’s motivation to learn
2015 Asian Conference of Inclusive Education, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Paper title- Rethinking Learning Spaces for Child-Development: Government Primary Schools in Bangladesh
2014 The European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) conference, Porto, Portugal, Paper title- Children’s development and the role of the Outdoor Environment
2014 45th Annual Conference of Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), New Orleans, Louisiana, Paper title- Outdoor as Learning Environment for Children at a Primary School of Bangladesh (which received the best student and overall best paper award)
2012 International Seminar on Architecture: Education, Practice and Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Paper title– Design by Research: Using Lighting Simulation Software in a small study on Luminous Environment of a Primary School
2011 International Conference on Contemporary Architecture-Beyond Corbusierism, Chandigarh, India, Paper title- Learning from Vernacular Settlement Form for sustainable urban development in Bangladesh
2011 International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction Engineering, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Paper title –Vertical Landscaping: The Bio-Climatic approach for Environmentally Conscious Architecture of High-rise Buildings
2011 International Conference on Engineering Research, Innovation and Education, Paper title- An Observation of the Acoustical Environments of Auditoriums in Dhaka