SONDERSCHULE SCHWECHAT – USER EVALUATION by Ingeborg Schramm
Allgemeine Sonderschule Schwechat has been designed for children with special needs and different demands to the building. The presentation will include statements from parents of the pupils as well as statements from the teaching staff; what are the differences when comparing the conditions in the former school building with the new school – and how does the building design live up to the variable needs? The presentation will also include some examples of the possible impacts of daylight on the behaviour of the pupils. The open school gym is the centre and venue of the school. How has it been used – and which are the experiences from the first year of use – also as a centre for the surrounding community.
Ingeborg Schramm was born – and grew up in Schwechat. From 1981 to 1992 she functioned as religious instruction teacher at elementary and secondary modern schools in Schwechat and in 1994 she completed an education as teacher of German at secondary modern schools and as teacher at special schools – also including training as psychological adviser at elementary schools. Since 2000 teacher at the special school Allgemeine Sonderschule Schwechat and since 2003 head of this school.