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White papers

  • This first of a series of white papers offers 'pointers to promising practice' drawn from research into the most effective way to align pedagogy and learning environments.
  • The last decade or so has profoundly disrupted Western education. Many factors, including changes in society; globalisation; low-cost mobile devices; information storage; retrieval and storage networks; and, advances in our understanding of the way the human brain learns have meant that long-established practices in education have come under increasing scrutiny. One area that is currently under such scrutiny is the design of the buildings within which education takes place.
  • This paper explores options to address school review, community ownership and specific and targeted strategic planning to foster shared understanding and commitment to ensure that school charters can become the working documents they are intended to be.