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.
Terry White outlines the importance and success of the Association for Learning Environment’s mission to bring the voice of students into the planning and design of learning environments and talks to those who have developed, experienced and have been inspired by the programme.
After a research trip that took in Stanford University, Florida’s Flagler County Public Schools decided they needed to shake up their learning environments. Joey DiPuma tells us how.
Changing classrooms to learning landscapes – Rosan Bosch Studio’s work can be found the world over. What is it that makes their designs so recognisable?
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Advances in technology have enabled students to have much greater flexibility in how, where and when they learn. When creating an environment where students can flourish both academically and personally it is important to ensure that you plan the space from their perspective.
The University of Melbourne took to the road to establish what, worldwide, we’re discovering about innovative learning environments.
Dani Martin, Chair of the Western Australia Chapter of Learning Environments Australasia tells us what she found interesting at the latest A4LE conference in Singapore.
What do you do when you want students to develop work-ready skills? Three schools, all of whom worked with FGM Architects, created vocational spaces right in the heart of their schools, involving local businesses along the way.
Catherine Saldutti, President & Founder of LA-based content provider EduChange explains why she believes we need to re-examine the whole process of building new spaces if we want to truly re-imagine learning.
Vocational education is often required to make do with more or less adapted standard classrooms or lo-tech practical workrooms. In the first of two articles on the movement to modernize and upgrade vocational education and the serviceability of its space design, Paul Hutton reports on a very challenging project in the American West.
How the design of a new primary school in Scotland is helping feed the brain.
What happens when you ask learners what great learning spaces should look like? That’s exactly what A4LE’s SchoolsNEXT competition did.
Architect, Karolina Szynalska outlines research being completed at the University of Cambridge looking to answer this question.
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.
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.