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.



Transforming spaces for learning

Centre for Effective Learning Environments

In the context of educational spaces, the word “transforming” implies that these can have a transforming effect on learning, but it can also mean making a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character of something. Given that form follows function, intent “to make a thorough or dramatic change in form” suggests that there is a need for a radical change in the function of learning spaces.


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