The Vision for our Learning Spaces
Built and Natural Environments
Environmental scientists have published dozens of studies that show a close correlation between human productivity and space design. Research clearly demonstrates that scholars and teachers do better when they have variety, flexibility, and comfort in their environment. In designing a school for tomorrow, we will address questions around how students should learn, where they should learn, and with whom should they learn. Yes, we will need enclosed spaces for direct instruction, but perhaps these could be adjacent to a visible and supervisable common space for teamwork, independent study, Internet-based research, and outdoor learning. More can be found on EdWeek.org about the future of school environments.