ERIC Number: ED472267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
(Re)Designing Learning Environments.
Edutopia, Fall 2002
This 20-page issue explores the opportunity for creating 21st century learning environments that not only focus on different kinds of educational architecture but also emphasize how time is used, teacher-student relationships, collaboration, the benefits of real-world projects, and community involvement. In Minnesota, high school juniors and seniors confer in office-like workstations and use local ponds and forests as their classroom in 3-hour class periods. In an attempt to eliminate anonymity, a large Wisconsin high school is broken down into friendlier, smaller units. Technology is ubiquitous at a California high school. Schools in New York City and Phoenix illustrate the power of involving the community and offering services. Featured schools and programs include the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley, Minnesota; San Pasqual Elementary School in Escondido, California; Capitol Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona; James Madison Memorial High School in Madison, Wisconsin; and IS 218 in New York, New York. (SM)
Descriptors: Building Plans, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Planning, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, School Size, Space Utilization, Student Projects
George Lucas Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 3494, San Rafael, CA 94912. Web site: http://www.glef.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Lucas Educational Foundation, San Rafael, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona (Phoenix); California; Minnesota; New York (New York); Wisconsin (Madison)