It is important to be aware that open-plan formats are not that helpful for these pupils. Let’s recognise how that … More
As adults, were we to visit a therapist or counsellor, it would be hard to imagine sitting in an open-plan … More
The design of spaces in schools for therapeutic purposes is the focus of this series of posts. These are spaces … More
Some thoughts about education and James C. Scott’s ‘Against the Grain’.
A list – to be updated – of school museums (that is, museums of school life or buildings) in Europe and a few beyond.
The old village primary school (1930-2000) in Nerokourou (Crete) is now the Museum of School Life (Μουσείο Σχολικής Ζωής) and striking for its reminders of the physicality of education and material technologies of teaching and learning.
As a collaborative* doctoral research student in the field of architecture and education, I’m often asked to explain what my … More
In 1811, Joseph Lancaster publishes his Hints and Directions for Building, Fitting Up, and Arranging School Rooms, one of the … More
Gert Biesta on school architecture and democracy, and learnification – a reductive reappraisal of education as learning.