Throughout the class we’ve been discussing the shift in pedagogy that informative technology use can create. The next step is to take these practices and ask what do they mean for school design. In the article provided in class last week (Jonah Lerner, New Yorker, Group Think) certain buildings were highlighted for their collaborative nature.
The video below challenges certain beliefs about school design. The “cells and bells” model defines perhaps every school in the Peoria area in terms of the architecture.
If the form of the building were actually designed around a more constructivist pedagogy what would schools end up looking like? A hard question to answer but I want you to take some time and dig through the following websites:
1. What do you like?
2. What troubles you about these designs?
3. Is there a certain number of students when a school just gets too big?
4. What is that number and why?