Linking Pedagogy and Space, Dr Kenn Fisher, Department of Education and Training, Victoria, Australia
Kenn Fisher is an international leading learning environment specialist. Linking Pedagogy and Space explores the purpose and use of learning spaces within the school by looking at 5 aspects of pedagogical activity - delivering, applying, creating, communicating and decision making. It also looks at how the built learning environment is responding to the rapid changes in educational technologies.
To read the report click here.
Design for Learning Forum, School Design and Student Learning in the 21st Century
American Architectural Foundation
The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) have published the findings from their forum, which was attended by Ty Goddard, Director of BCSE, and also architects, educatiors, design experts, and students. The forum looked at the future of school design and focused on further developing the important link between school design and achievement.
To read the publication please click here.
BCSE Board Director and Member publishes book 'Making School Work'
Andy Buck, headteacher of Jo Richardson Community School, has published a book called 'Making School Work' which provides advice on how to oversee teaching, review reward systems and performance management.
For further information or to order this book go to www.greenex.co.uk
Creating Excellent Secondary Schools, CABE's new guide for clients
Every secondary school in England will be rebuilt or renewed by 2020. How do you ensure that your new school is as well designed as possible? Will it be able to cope with changes in teaching and learning methods? How do you make sure that staff, students and the wider community have a say? And what's the best way to deal with architects, contractors and consultants? Creating excellent secondary schools - A guide for clients gives all those involved in secondary school design an overview of the process and tells you what you need to achieve high-quality design for your new school.
The full guide, and a summary, are available on the CABE website.
This report from Isis is a useful contribution to the quiet and thoughtful revolution taking place in our learning spaces. Re-thinking education space has profound learning outcomes. Properly understanding how learning spaces are changing is vital to our teaching profession.
"In this booklet, we intentionally pose more questions than present answers. Our aim is to engage with teachers, builders, architects and cost consultants; in fact anyone involved in education, seeking to ensure the physical environment within a school truly supports the delivery of learning outcomes. We'll present ideas too - tangible pragmatic proposals about how these issues may be addressed in today's classrooms."
Please click here to read a pdf of this report.