School of the future?
Concept design to promote student engagment and encourage learning for a changemaker school in Dublin
This is the Concept design for a classroom in a changemaker school in Dublin which includes a number of biophilic design principles as well as providing varied seat heights and floor cushions to accommodate student learner styles, encourage reading and promote engagement -because what child reads comfortably at home on an upright chair?
The implementation of a shoeless policy is another strategy that can help to create restorative and calm spaces for learning. Shoeless schools report an improvement in behaviour, better learning and a reduction in bullying according to Prof Stephen Heppell, of Bournemouth University (UK) who has followed children in over 100 schools in 25 different countries for the past 10 years.