Schools for the Future

Title Abstract Publication Date
(Re)Designing Learning Environments. This 20-page issue explores the opportunity for creating 21st century learning environments that not only focus on different kinds of educational architecture but also emphasize how time is used,... 09/30/2002
10 Current School Facility Features that are Obsolete Looks at school facility features that are obsolete today and yet are still in wide use: departmental organizations; learning in prescribed spaces; school corridors; traditional school libraries;... 06/19/2012
10 Surprising Truths about Today’s Schools Outlines the following trends: 1) definition of school is changing; 2)schools are using some special-needs tools for all students; 3) teacher autonomy in the classroom is history; 4) students... 05/31/2004
10 Ways to Create Schools Where Students Thrive Describes 10 innovative strategies for creating 21st century schools: engage all stakeholders in the design process; seek education partnerships and joint use; maximize sites well connected to the... 09/30/2011
12 Design Principles Based on Brain-Based Learning Research. Designing successful brain-compatible learning environments requires educators and design professionals to transform traditional thinking. Design must be approached in a holistic, systemic way,... 12/31/1997
2005 Awards for New Learning Environments-Models for the 21st Century. Presents the 12 international winners of this award that recognizes new school facilities where the built and natural environment are part of an innovative educational program. 08/31/2005
2006 - 2016 Map of Future Forces Affecting Education This interactive map presents a forecast of external forces that are important in shaping the context for the future of public education and learning in the next decade. The map was created by... 09/30/2006
2007 Impact on Learning Awards. Presents the eight winners of this competition, featuring K-12 schools that have developed specific solutions to real-world problems through design, engineering, and technology solutions. Building... 07/31/2007
2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom. Presents over 300 school designs from teams made up of architects, students, and teachers, along with detail on the award winnders. The economical designs are intended developing and under-funded... 12/31/2008
2010 Special Sector Study on Education Construction. Advises on how to better understand and more effectively pursue opportunities in the $50 billion educational facilities construction market. The study delivers analysis and extensive data, in... 12/31/2009
21st Century Learning Environments. Presents innovative designs for schools and analyzes needs for schools of the future, drawing on material presented at the OECD Programme on Educational Building's 2004 conference in London. The... 12/31/2005
21st Century Learning Environments. Proposes that learning environments must embrace a diverse and complex world of people, places, and ideas. While a tremendous amount of attention has been paid to standards, assessments, professional... 12/31/2008
21st Century Schools: Learning Environments of the Future. This report explores the relationship between the physical school environment and the teaching that it contains. It illustrates four scenarios for learning environments in 2024. It concludes with an... 12/31/2003
21st-Century Learning Q&A Twenty-five architects comment on the latest innovations in designing for future learning, as well as how design can support these trends. Questions answered include: What are the latest ideas/... 10/31/2011
30 Strategies for Education Reform. This synthesizes key learning theories and current practices into 30 strategies for reforming educational programs and for the facilities that accommodate them. These include interactive learning... 12/31/2002
A Conceptual Paradigm for Developing Learner-Centred Spaces. A learner-centered approach is based on the need for educational environments which promote lifelong learning, enhance critical thinking, regard teachers and learners as both teachers and learners,... 08/31/1995
A Design for Alana: Creating the Next Generation of American Schools. This booklet recounts an educator's musings on what education could be for his 2-year-old granddaughter. It describes the shift in pedagogical paradigms away from the diagnostic-prescriptive... 12/31/1999
A Design Today with Tomorrow in Mind. Advocates design of schools to accommodate evolution in instructional methods, including elimination of double-loaded corridors, a minimum of 900 square feet per classroom, and accommodation of small... 04/30/2008
A Futurist Looks at Technology and Change. Discusses how advancing technology is creating a new business model that is having a major impact on facilities planners. Also provides a model to help planners dissect their organization, better... 12/31/1998
A Globalized Studio Environment: Configuring Reflexive Spatial Agendas. Proposes that though the forces of globalization have radically changed our conception and use of space, its material manifestation is as important now more then ever to those training to be... 02/28/2009
A High School for the 21st Century [Videotape] A 10-minute videotape digitally describes a North Carolina prototype high school designed to serve as a model for the 21st century schools. Design emphasis is placed on providing an educationally... 12/31/1997
A Hybrid Campus for the New Millennium The role of technology, architecture, and people in restoring socialization to the campus experience for college and university students is discussed. The campus of the future should be based on a... 12/31/2000
A Learning Curve. Discusses the facilities implications of today's No Child Left Behind mandates, career- driven education, learning to learn programs, and community use. 11/30/2006
A Look Ahead: Trends 2012 Experts make projections concerning the education system for the year 2012 in the areas of technology, energy, state and local politics, safety and security, and federal issues. 12/31/2011
A School Building Designed to Teach. Profiles the Roanoke Academy for Mathematics and Science, a K-5 magnet school whose use of brick, mortars, beams, trusses, and purlins can be used for math and science teaching. Floor tiles, window... 06/30/2006