Schools of the future?

Before embarking on a journey to imagine what a school of the future may look like, first we wanted to explore human needs and how education, in partnership with school design, could address this?

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Maslow's model shows us that our most basic needs, eg physiological needs, must be met before other needs can be met. Therefore, before we educate people to expand their minds, shouldn't we make sure that they truly understand what sustains us: fresh air to breathe, nutritious food to eat and a temperature that people can live in.

Maslow's model shows us that our most basic needs, eg physiological needs, must be met before other needs can be met. Therefore, before we educate people to expand their minds, shouldn't we make sure that they truly understand what sustains us: fresh air to breathe, nutritious food to eat and a temperature that people can live in.

It is empirically evident that the reason for the hierarchical human dominance across the planet has been a result of our intelligence and our fundamental ability to pass on knowledge from one generation to another. Thus education is the premise for our progression as a society, civilisation and species.   Architecture is a facilitator for education and has historically been an allegorical codex of how knowledge is transferred in each society. It is therefore the responsibility of architecture to accommodate for todays changes and also instigate a way for new knowledge of education to be manifested in a physical form. Should it not be, therefore, the responsibility of education programming, in partnership with school design, to focus on the fundamental needs of humanity?

It is empirically evident that the reason for the hierarchical human dominance across the planet has been a result of our intelligence and our fundamental ability to pass on knowledge from one generation to another. Thus education is the premise for our progression as a society, civilisation and species.  

Architecture is a facilitator for education and has historically been an allegorical codex of how knowledge is transferred in each society. It is therefore the responsibility of architecture to accommodate for todays changes and also instigate a way for new knowledge of education to be manifested in a physical form.

Should it not be, therefore, the responsibility of education programming, in partnership with school design, to focus on the fundamental needs of humanity?

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We think that schools in themselves provide an excellent opportunity to be a learning tool in itself. Schools should also be a role model for the community. 

We think that schools in themselves provide an excellent opportunity to be a learning tool in itself. Schools should also be a role model for the community. 

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Please refer to next post for further development and information.