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let the children play: When I Play Outside I Am Learning....

let the children play: When I Play Outside I Am Learning.... | The built environment in schools | Scoop.it

Does this sound familiar? 

I receive many emails for advice like this one from teachers who are feeling the pressure to justify their play-based outdoor programs to parents, administrators or colleagues.  Read more...


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School Design: Be the Change...

A presentation about school design that I made in hopes of sparking some discussion in the Milton-Freewater School District.

Via Jacqui Sharp, EDTECH@UTRGV
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Lots of great photos of approaches to school architecture and design

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Matt's comment, August 4, 2013 2:05 AM
Again, plenty of great options - with a necessary mix of direct teaching environments and break-out spaces.
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stephen-harris_virtual-pedagogical-physical-space-21st-century.pdf

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The philosophy and thinking behind the Northern Beaches Christian School - one of the more innovative schools going around

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How to Break Free of Our 19th-Century Factory-Model Education System

How to Break Free of Our 19th-Century Factory-Model Education System | The built environment in schools | Scoop.it
A technology and education entrepreneur gazes into the future of the classroom
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A good brief overview of the history of the 'factory-model' of education

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Students Will Build Their Own Future School

Students Will Build Their Own Future School | The built environment in schools | Scoop.it
How we will learn
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This series of blog posts seeks to provoke thinking about the school of the future.

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Inspiring learning spaces

Inspiring learning spaces | The built environment in schools | Scoop.it
Environment influences learning. A gathering of ideas and resources on what makes a learning space inspiring and conducive to optimal receptivity, exploring what helps students learn...
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My former colleague Elizabeth Greef, from St Andrew's Cathedral School, has assembled a great range of sites, links, videos and photos regarding learning spaces - well worth a look!

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Chapter 2. Challenging Traditional Assumptions and Rethinking Learning Spaces | EDUCAUSE.edu

Chapter 2. Challenging Traditional Assumptions and Rethinking Learning Spaces | EDUCAUSE.edu | The built environment in schools | Scoop.it
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A more academic piece that sets out to do what the title says!

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Campfires.pdf

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A seminal work in thinking through the modes of learning: one-to-many; many-to-many; solo; and life application.

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Not Old School: Architecture in Support of Learning | Architecture on GOOD

Not Old School: Architecture in Support of Learning | Architecture on GOOD | The built environment in schools | Scoop.it
Not Old School explores the design of 21st century learning environments that support collaborative, project-based learning.

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Video exploring three innovative approaches to junior school (elementary school) design

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Matt's comment, August 4, 2013 2:03 AM
Some great break-out and open learning spaces, including some environments appropriate for direct teaching. Particularly like the flow through effect.
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Chapter 6. The Psychology of Learning Environments | EDUCAUSE.edu

Chapter 6. The Psychology of Learning Environments | EDUCAUSE.edu | The built environment in schools | Scoop.it
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A more academic piece touching on distraction, attention, collaboration and virtual learning environments

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