ECO Friendly Design

From teaching places to learning spaces

Albemarle County in the American state of Virginia has seen trans-formative changes in how their schools have been designed over the past few years under the stewardship of Superintendent Pam Moran and guidance of Ira Socol. Here they outline what prompted them to relook at how their school buildings were designed, and some of the initiatives they have undertaken.

Do changes in learning spaces drive changes in pedagogy or do changes in pedagogy drive changes in learning space design? That is one question often asked by visitors to the Albemarle County Public Schools. And the answer is complex. The ecology of an educational ecosystem is full of inputs and interactions, and adaptation is a reaction to a whole experience.

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