Thursday, 5 June 2008

Building Future Learning

I've been into a LOT of schools lately: new, old, refurbed. . . Some are leaping forward on a potent diet of long teaching blocks, project based work, mixed age groupings, small Home Bases for about 125 students, and an ethos of mutuality and 'us-ness' so that learning is properly escaping from its boxes.

And some of those boxes were buildings of course, so that new school designs are also embracing this new freedom with AGILE designs that have a lot less walls, almost no corridors and even, in a few brave instances, no staffrooms. Here in Folkestone Academy there is scarcely a right angled wall in site - and the resultant space, as you see here, is stunning

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