Guidebooks on designing modern and learning-rich learning environments
The project “Educational Spaces 21. Open up!” examined openness of the schools in three aspects: architectural, technological and socio-cultural. Based on the extensive research and observing good practices in various schools in Poland, Germany, Sweden, and other European countries, the authors of the project wrote and issued a series of four guidebooks presenting essential ideas and best practice examples for designing modern and learning-rich learning environments. The whole series is not a collection of recipes for modern education. It is rather an inspiring material that could bring a tipping point to your schools and initiate a change for the benefit of your school society.
The Educational Spaces 21 - Introduction (EN, PL, SV) guidebook explains how physical, technological and social spheres are interconnected with themselves and pedagogy.
The first part of the publication titled Physical and Architectural Learning Environments (DE, EN, PL) discusses the school in terms of its architectural design in response to the needs of 21st century students. The book looks for a recipe for an optimal learning environment, both in the classroom and outside.
The second part of the publication is titled Virtual and Technological Learning Environments (DE, EN, PL). It examines the potential of modern technologies in the 21st Century schools not only in terms of the infrastructure but also the redefinition of the learning process.
Last part of the publication titled Social and Cultural Learning Environments (DE, EN, PL) reviews the context the schools as set in. It builds on the notion of openness of the school for the collaboration both between the students and teachers, and the local community.