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Sweden loves its experimental education , but here’s a venture that’s far-fetched even by Swedish standards: It’s a school without walls. That’s right.
The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.
By Forget Santa Claus and saunas, the biggest export from Finland these days is its educational system. During a two-day conference this week at Stanford University, Finnish educators discussed how they improved so dramatically and what the United States can learn from the Nordic country.
A Headmaster at one of our schools in Vittra called me one day and asked: ”- Ante, I have 400 pupils in my school but I have 600 chairs, could you explain that to me?”. I did my best but the question stayed with me. There must be something strange with the way we use our resources in schools.
@Stanford Re-define the way we learn and live The d.school is working with the University to re-imagine the experience of learning & living on-campus.
At first glance it seems an unlikely location for a revolution in school design.
When we're working with schools on our Design Thinking School programme, one of the easiest ways to explain what we're looking for in the way a project is set, is whether the statement or questions being asked can be Googled easily: is this a Googleable or Not Googleable topic? The Why Every topic, every bit of learning has content that can be Googled, and we don't want teachers wasting precious enquiry time lecturing that content.
Learning Spaces | Feature Designing the 21st Century K-12 Classroom Six design elements that shouldn't be left out of today's smart classroom
The impact of flexible learning spaces on student learning and achievement in a school-based setting; A snapshot of the discourse Studies about student academic achievement and building condition conclude that the quality of the physical environment significantly affects student achievement.
As educators and leaders, we need to re-think every aspect of our professional practice to consider ‘could we be doing this better?’
Children have wild imaginations.
Influence of the School Facility on Student Achievement: Lighting: One of the most critical physical characteristics of the classroom is lighting (Phillips,1992).
It is possible to organise the learning space in the classroom so that students get the best opportunities to optimise their learning.
If you want to know where Professor Stephen Heppell is, don't call his house or email his assistant -- check his Facebook page. Stephen has been known to fly around the world in ridiculously short amounts of time, stopping off at multiple locations to demonstrate how children of the third millennium are learning differently. His emphasis: Rethinking the impact of digital media on pedagogy.
A community about to build or rehab a school often creates checklists of best practices, looks for furniture that matches its mascot, and orders shiny new lockers to line its corridors.