ECO Friendly Design

A Leap Of Faith

For the last 15 years, Anne Knock has had the opportunity to visit many schools in different parts of the world. Her professional focus is the future of learning and learning environments: she helps facilitate a rethink of the design of schools, and in so doing reconsider the practice of teaching, leading a 21st century mindset in education. Here she explains how she feels that shift will push us towards team teaching and what that means for the learning spaces in which they teach.

To flick through the pages of this magazine or visit the numerous ‘best schools of the future’ websites, one thing is clear, we aren’t seeing photographs of classroom boxes along corridors, with desks in rows and diligent children facing their teacher who is positioned at the front, as exemplars of forward-thinking education. Instead, the images of learning environments today are more likely to resemble a modern workplace, a home or a social hub, which may be indoors, outdoors, or a combination of both. 

Create an account to read this article

£5.83+ VAT

One-off purchase

  • Purchase and Download today

Register for free

No Credit Card required

  • Register for free
  • Access to 3 free articles
  • Free TeachingTimes Report every month