Futurelab (2006) ask two pertinent questions of learning spaces; ‘What if … we design spaces for learning competences as well as content?’ and ‘What if … most learning was collaborative?’. We believe that above all learning and work, driven by the advent of new technologies, in the 21st century will become more and more collaborative.
So what does that mean for our school? The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (2010) asserts that ‘School buildings will have to become more accessible and adaptable for … the change in learning patterns and the implications of increased ICT use’.
‘Flexibility <is> paramount for new school buildings.’ (CABE: 2010), it ‘is the opportunity to make modifications quickly to a school building to enable it to be used differently, sometimes changing the way it is used several times a day’.
We are therefore designing our learning environments to best support the kind of the learning that will define the future.
- BVS Independent School’s View
- CABE Article
- Cambridge Primary Review – Post Election View
- Daily Mail Article
- Lessons from School Building Projects