Designing for Education

Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities 2011

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Designing for Education: Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities 2011 showcases over 60 recently built or refurbished educational facilities from 28 countries. Collectively, these projects demonstrate state-of-the-art design in this field and each one is lavishly illustrated with colour photos, plans and descriptions.

The individual chapters – which are in higher resolution format – are available on the OECD iLibrary.



Pre-primary and primary levels

Centre for Effective Learning Environments

Each single-storey teaching block incorporates two classrooms and professional work spaces that teachers use for planning and administrative purposes. They have been designed to facilitate a range of pedagogies: whole class instruction, small group instruction, one-to-one teaching or support work, independent study and combined classes for team teaching. They also incorporate very large “wet spaces” for art and other messy activities. There is wireless access from all areas, both inside and outside the buildings.


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