ERIC Number: ED474529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Sep-4
Classrooms of the Future: Thinking out of the Box.
Lackney, Jeffery A.
This presentation on educational facilities design emphasizes the overarching strategy of observing the activities of learning that take place in and out of the classroom setting, and the importance of taking a fresh look at what children do in school so that new ways can be found of approaching school design. The presentation addresses these questions: (1) Where is educational practice headed? In other words, what is or are the emergent paradigms of education that should be designed for? (2) How has the classroom changed over time to accommodate educational change? (3) What strategies can be used to start anticipating educational change? and (4) What are the big trends in school planning that designers should be aware of? The presentation also contains 14 school design case studies illustrating examples of "out-of-the-box" responses to 21st-century educational change. (EV)
Descriptors: Building Innovation, Educational Change, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Trends, Facility Case Studies, Teaching Methods
For full text: http://schoolstudio.engr.wisc.edu/futureclassrooms.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Michigan Educational Facilities Conference (9th, Bellaire, MI, September 4, 2001).