The closure of many schools around the world in the past few months has given us a unique opportunity to … More
Category: Educational Theory
Posts and Interviews about Educational Theory, Pedagogy and how they relate to school design and architecture
Mythologies of education in the time of Covid-19
This is a guest post by Catherine Burke, Professor Emerita of the History of Education at the University of Cambridge. … More
Designing therapeutic spaces in schools 5: the corridor and the cupboard, a case study
After several years of working with children in a busy primary school corridor, two teaching assistants trained in emotional literacy … More
Designing therapeutic spaces in schools 3: how to communicate safety, security and stability
It is important to be aware that open-plan formats are not that helpful for these pupils. Let’s recognise how that … More
Designing therapeutic spaces in schools 2: four principles supporting their success
As adults, were we to visit a therapist or counsellor, it would be hard to imagine sitting in an open-plan … More
Designing therapeutic spaces in schools 1: an introduction
The design of spaces in schools for therapeutic purposes is the focus of this series of posts. These are spaces … More
Barbarian Education, state-evading learning and James Scott’s “Against the Grain”
Some thoughts about education and James C. Scott’s ‘Against the Grain’.
A List of Museums of School, School Life and Education
A list – to be updated – of school museums (that is, museums of school life or buildings) in Europe and a few beyond.
The Museum of School Life, Nerokourou, Crete
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.
An educational paradox: where beginner readers learn in school
As a collaborative* doctoral research student in the field of architecture and education, I’m often asked to explain what my … More
When School Architecture Meant System Architecture
In 1811, Joseph Lancaster publishes his Hints and Directions for Building, Fitting Up, and Arranging School Rooms, one of the … More
What are schools for? An interview with Gert Biesta on the learnification of school buildings and education.
Gert Biesta on school architecture and democracy, and learnification – a reductive reappraisal of education as learning.