How are we designing school buildings to encourage and support more meaningful outdoor learning
Henry McKeown, Design Director, jmarchitects.
The Building School Education estate, the talk will reflect on the 2 principle themes, how are we designing school buildings to encourage and support more meaningful outdoor learning, the talk will be centred around our emerging Winchburgh (Holy Family Primary School, and Calderwood primary School), the second theme will be our belief that we are not just designing to be far more inclusive and centred around community use all week long.
We will use Garnock Community Campus and Largs Community Campus to illustrate this theme.
2040 Everyday learning – The digital asset … what do our buildings tell us?
Alex Donaldson, Director, Scott Brownrigg
Recently it was maintained that “There is no evidence that new buildings or particular aspects of architecture directly improve learning”. Without the data to disprove this it is hard to maintain otherwise.
As creators and procurers we just don’t routinely gather the data and process in such a manner that it is useful, either for smart performance improvement or for next generation development.
The Internet of Things is showing us how we can change this, we just need to embrace this culture.