ERIC Number: ED455679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Innovative Alternatives in Learning Environments. CAE Fall Conference Proceedings (Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 7-10, 2000).
This paper explains how ideas were exchanged between Americans and Europeans during a conference held by the Committee on Architecture for Education. The subject was the future of school design, including the shape of the school and the way that changing educational methods are affecting school buildings. Case studies presented during the conference were: "Open and Flexible Spaces"; "Designing a Place for Problem Solving: The Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration"; Designing for the Unknown"; "School Size and Quality: What Does This Mean for the Future"; "Creating a Building Design for an Integrated Approach to Teaching and Learning"; "The School as a Building for Lifelong Learning"; "Concept Development as the Key to Innovative Accommodation"; and "Mapping Physical and Virtual Learning Environments." The highlighted workshops explored six themes in school design: location, space, time, scale, cost, and context. Participants were challenged to consider the effects of these specific elements within the design process. (GR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Conferences, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Workshops
For full text: http://www.aia.org/PIA/cae/amsterdam_report_ed.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Conference sponsored by the American Institute of Architect's Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE). Photographs may not reproduce well.