A sense of responsibility
There is now evidence, both anecdotal and empirical, that the learning environment can have a significant effect on children’s progress and development. Now it’s time to move from discussion to implementation, argues Murray Hudson, Managing Director and Chairman of Gratnells; Chairman of the British Educational Furniture Manufacturers’ Group from 2012 – 2016 and the inspiration behind the Gratnells Learning Rooms project.
The appliance of science
At US$126 million (then AU$120 million, £78 million) The Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet Campus was, when constructed in 2012, the most expensive school building in Connecticut. It went on to win the 2016 A4LE MacConnell Award so we had a chat with Jim LaPosta, the Chief Architectural Officer at JCJ about it.
Do Learning Spaces Matter?
Architect, Karolina Szynalska outlines research being completed at the University of Cambridge looking to answer this question.
Solution? Evolution? Or revolution?
Evaluating classroom environments. Why it is essential? And what does it do for schools, teachers and students? Dr Terry Byers and Wes Imms tell us why they believe the University of Melbourne’s ILETC research project to be critical.
When you reject innovative teaching methods and architecturally designed school buildings you’re being equally brave argues Toby Young. Here he discussed with us the establishment of West London Free School in Hammersmith and the reasons behind their decisions to go ‘back to basics’ there.
How an academy on the Isle of Portland off the south coast of England is building an evidence-based learning environment that reflects the experiences of pioneer schools across the globe.
Going up in the World
Once considered little more than a stopover for flights between Australia and Europe, Malaysia has reinvented itself to be now considered one of the world’s hot-list destinations. The resulting increased density in its urban planning though has led to vertical schools, just one of the topics examined at eXperience Asia: this year’s Australasia A4LE conference.