A Solution in School How can we help fix this problem? One way is to bring architecture and what architects do into elementary and secondary school classrooms-- to integrate design education into classroom practice. The goal is not to make every student an architect, but to infuse the process of design throughout the curriculum. For this to happen, teachers need opportunities to discover how architecture and design can make a difference in their own classrooms.
Each summer, a group of teachers from throughout North America arrives at Fallingwater. Whether they teach elementary school or high school, science or language arts, they come to learn how to incorporate architecture into their classes. The week begins with a series of communication exercises in which participants learn the limitations of words and explore ways to process information using their five senses.
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Teacher Residencies I now have a better understanding of how architecture education can be utilized to enhance instruction and learning. The interdisciplinary inclusion is now a consistent consideration for me. Ron Frenzen Fallingwater Teacher Resident, Michigan