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The Intelligent Fountain

The Intelligent Fountain

07/05/2012 | By

How do we prepare children for the rapidly changing society that we call the 21st century? And how do we ensure that our teachers have been fully exposed to the challenge before they commission the buildings in which that learning will happen? According to an independent review, Stakeholder Design’s award-winning solution delivered both in abundance: […]

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The 360 degree flexible classroom

The 360 degree flexible classroom

07/05/2012 | By

One of the highlights of my time at the Design Council was producing the 360 degree flexible classroom as the centrepiece of the Schools Renaissance campaign. This is what the Observer made of it. “Inside a dingy-looking prefab hut near the Toxteth area of Liverpool, an experiment is determining the shape of things to come; […]

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Posture, children and heavy schoolbags

Posture, children and heavy schoolbags

24/04/2012 | By

Did you know that children carry around 20% of their bodyweight to and from school? Or that children are exempted from Health and Safety Executive covering the design of the furniture that they use? As a result, we are presently seeing an enormous increase in the number of young people reporting neck and back problems. […]

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A Charter for 21st Century Learning

A Charter for 21st Century Learning

08/04/2012 | By | Add a Comment

Ireland’s commitment to becoming Europe’s leading digital economy will only work if it can supply workers with the right skills. But how do you teach them? Stakeholder Design was asked to run a workshop with students from all across Ireland to produce a charter for 21st century learning. This is what they said. 1. Cultivate […]

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Knowledge Garden

Knowledge Garden

07/04/2012 | By | 1 Comment

This may look like a pile of mud, but it’s set to become the most innovative outdoor classroom in any British school. What is Knowledge Garden? How does it work? Knowledge Garden is an outdoor and literally living recycling system providing opportunities for students to explore the natural world; ecology and biodiversity in an immediate […]

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Schools Renaissance – Designmyschool

Schools Renaissance – Designmyschool

07/04/2012 | By | Add a Comment

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