Planning and Development
School Planning and
Trend #1: More Emphasis on MI
Identical schools in terms of facilities do not equate to equal
opportunity for learners. This one-size-fits-all approach is
• Pro: Schools cater to learners’ specific needs based on
their unique skills and talents.
• Con: Uncertainty in terms of enrolment, uncertainty in
terms of facilities needs, and uncertainty in terms of
Trend #2: Technology in
• Pro: Keeping abreast with the development in
technology and making the most out of it.
• Con: Costly education; needs technology
Trend #3: Labs over Classrooms
There will be a preference of laboratories and learning
centers over standard academic classrooms. These are
also offered for community/business use.
• Pro: Multipurpose classrooms
• Con: Costly facilities; increased utilities expenses
Trend #4: The Evolution of
Paperless instructions – more use of instructional materials in digital
forms on CDs, DVDs, or accessed via the Internet.
• Pro: Paperless; interactive IMs
• Con: Electrical service, internet connection, computer networks, air-
cooling system, soundproofing devices needed in the learning
How to Provide School Facilities that
meets Current and Future Needs in a
1. Constantly scan the environment.
2. Communicate regularly with educators, the community,
businesses, and policy makers.
3. Stay aware of current educational, design, and
Thinking beyond Today for
• These questions must be asked on an ongoing
• 1. What is emerging in educational practice that
may affect school design tomorrow?
• 2. What is happening with the demographic
composition of my community that may change
how education must be delivered or what
taxpayers are willing to support?
• 3. Does quality research exist that indicates
education can be delivered in a more efficient,
Only if such questions are addressed can we hope that the school
facilities of tomorrow will adequately support the educational programs
of the day.
Thank you for listening!
Ma. Angelica Maghinang- Domingo
Roxanne M. Delos Reyes
Reference: Mt. Lebanon School District: http://www.mtlsd.org/district/