Scotland’s School Estate Conference
Victoria Quay, Edinburgh; 25 November 2013

Briefing for Education Benefit:
An Interna...
Briefing process for Education Benefit:
The needs of learners, how are they changing and why?

The activities of learning ...
A 1910 prediction of a class in the year 2000

À l’École, Villemard, 1910, Bibliotèque Nationale de France
A class in the year 2005
… now Technology enables…
… learning anywhere at
anytime

© Fiona Young

Student with wax tablet 500
BC

Student with elec...
… and, in the words of one student…

“I have access to all
the knowledge in the
world. I want help
learning how to use it!...
To meet the demands of 21st Century skills
Education is being driven by the need to
develop students’ ability to be more:
...
… an Effective Learning Environment should be:

Source: OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (2011)
“The Na...
… so how do we
create physical
settings to
support:
– Collaboration
– Individual work
– Responsive to
different needs
– Fo...
Explore:

“What is involved in the activities of „Learning‟?”
Perhaps take away the building to understand its role
© David Ascoli
There is a shift from:
Uniformity and conformity
Delivery Driven

to

Individualised, collaborative
Learning led
A student voice…

“A building that allows
students to want to learn
rather than just containing the
learning process.”
Stu...
A student voice…

“Create somewhere relaxing and
bright, so you can open the
windows and see out; you know,
somewhere you ...
Some Examples:
“Good design starts with people!”

© Katsuhisa Kida/ FOTOTECA

Outstanding Example: Designing for Education: Exemplary Edu...
© Takaharu Tezuka

© Takaharu Tezuka

INSIDE

& OUTSIDE

© Takaharu Tezuka

© Katsuhisa Kida/ FOTOTECA
Dandenong High School, Victoria, Australia
Architect: Hayball

• Regeneration
• Committed leadership
• Collaboration – des...
© Hayball

Photos: © Peter Clarke
Prototype school

Designing for Education: Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities 2011, OECD

Albany Senior High S...
Albany Senior High School, Auckland, New Zealand
New use for old buildings
Serving low income communities
© Fundación Proacceso ECO A.C.

© Fundación Proacceso ECO A.C.

©...
Learning outside the school boundary

Planetarium, Puebla
22,000 primary/secondary students
visited in 2012

Science Centr...
Thank You!
Alastair Blyth
alastair@alastairblyth.com
www.alastairblyth.com
Alastair Blyth - Briefing for Education Benefit.
Alastair Blyth - Briefing for Education Benefit.
Alastair Blyth - Briefing for Education Benefit.
Alastair Blyth - Briefing for Education Benefit.
Alastair Blyth - Briefing for Education Benefit.
Alastair Blyth - Briefing for Education Benefit.
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  1. 1. Scotland’s School Estate Conference Victoria Quay, Edinburgh; 25 November 2013 Briefing for Education Benefit: An International Perspective Alastair Blyth www.alastairblyth.com
  2. 2. Briefing process for Education Benefit: The needs of learners, how are they changing and why? The activities of learning and where it happens How can the built environment support it?
  3. 3. A 1910 prediction of a class in the year 2000 À l’École, Villemard, 1910, Bibliotèque Nationale de France
  4. 4. A class in the year 2005
  5. 5. … now Technology enables… … learning anywhere at anytime © Fiona Young Student with wax tablet 500 BC Student with electronic tablet 2010 AD
  6. 6. … and, in the words of one student… “I have access to all the knowledge in the world. I want help learning how to use it!” 15 year old Student to a conference of educators A Recipe for Success: Transforming Learning Environments through Dynamic Lo Partnerships. CELE conference, Turku, Finland. Feb 2012
  7. 7. To meet the demands of 21st Century skills Education is being driven by the need to develop students’ ability to be more: – Adaptable – Creative and innovative – Collaborative – Responsive – Self-directed Source: OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (2011) “The Nature of Learning: Using Research to Inspire Practice
  8. 8. … an Effective Learning Environment should be: Source: OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (2011) “The Nature of Learning: Using Research to Inspire Practice
  9. 9. … so how do we create physical settings to support: – Collaboration – Individual work – Responsive to different needs – Formal and informal
  10. 10. Explore: “What is involved in the activities of „Learning‟?” Perhaps take away the building to understand its role
  11. 11. © David Ascoli
  12. 12. There is a shift from: Uniformity and conformity Delivery Driven to Individualised, collaborative Learning led
  13. 13. A student voice… “A building that allows students to want to learn rather than just containing the learning process.” Student from High Tech High, San Diego 30 Sept 2008
  14. 14. A student voice… “Create somewhere relaxing and bright, so you can open the windows and see out; you know, somewhere you actually want to be for 7 hours a day!” Student from High Tech High, San Diego 30 Sept 2008
  15. 15. Some Examples:
  16. 16. “Good design starts with people!” © Katsuhisa Kida/ FOTOTECA Outstanding Example: Designing for Education: Exemplary Educational Facilities 2011, OECD Fuji Kindergarten, Tachikawa City, Tokyo Architects: Takaharu Tezuka and Yui Tezuka
  17. 17. © Takaharu Tezuka © Takaharu Tezuka INSIDE & OUTSIDE © Takaharu Tezuka © Katsuhisa Kida/ FOTOTECA
  18. 18. Dandenong High School, Victoria, Australia Architect: Hayball • Regeneration • Committed leadership • Collaboration – design / users © Peter Clarke
  19. 19. © Hayball Photos: © Peter Clarke
  20. 20. Prototype school Designing for Education: Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities 2011, OECD Albany Senior High School, Auckland, New Zealand Architect: Jasmax Ltd
  21. 21. Albany Senior High School, Auckland, New Zealand
  22. 22. New use for old buildings Serving low income communities © Fundación Proacceso ECO A.C. © Fundación Proacceso ECO A.C. © Fundación Proacceso ECO A.C. Designing for Education: Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities 2011, OECD Learning and Innovation Network, Mexico DF, Mexico Architect: Ludens
  23. 23. Learning outside the school boundary Planetarium, Puebla 22,000 primary/secondary students visited in 2012 Science Centre, Lund University 15 000 primary / secondary school children visit every year
  24. 24. Thank You! Alastair Blyth alastair@alastairblyth.com www.alastairblyth.com

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