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Abstract

GALLEGO RAMIREZ, Lina Maria et al. Influence of environmental psychology in Colombian education context: Medellin downtown case. Rev. P+L [online]. 2017, vol.12, n.1, pp.124-132. ISSN 1909-0455.  http://dx.doi.org/10.22507/pml.v12n1a13.

Introduction.

The use and relevance of environmental psychology processes in the context of Colombian Education is assessed; basically, the possibility to articulate psychological environmental suggestions related to social-educational contexts in the city of Medellin are posed.

Objective.

To enquire about the use that basic, middle, and university education institutions in Medellin downtown are providing to suggestions of environmental psychology about the social-spatial relevance to develop educational process.

Materials and methods.

A descriptive type qualitative research was carried out by means of documental analysis processes and in situ observation processes.

Results.

From a documental and descriptive analysis, it is noticed that enquired Higher Education Institutions, in Medellin Comuna 10, apply basic concepts of environmental psychology that allow developing educational processes in accordance to learning-teaching processes environments.

Conclusion.

Dimensions analyzed in the research process allowed stablishing a clear connection between suggestions of environmental psychology and learning-teaching processes; in some cases, it is necessary the restructuration and reset out of territorial dimension, not for modifying the geographical location but the sociocultural surroundings of educational development.

Keywords : environmental psychology; education; training; Medellin.

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