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Open plan schools have been largely contested in Portugal. Recently however the Escola da Ponte, one of the open plan schools that has survived, was recognised as one of the country’s most innovative educational facilities.
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The OECD is carrying out projects that can help in the planning and design of future educational facilities – exploring trends in education and studying innovative learning environments.
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Hungary’s Belvárosi Tanoda Secondary School offers an informal, flexible environment and alternative teaching methods for students who have had problems in other schools.
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In presenting this case study of an innovative school building in Scotland, the author describes its unique design features, conveys the viewpoints of the users, client and design team, and reveals the lessons learned.
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Šoštanj Primary School offers a learning process which can enrich traditional forms of schooling. It demonstrates how a school, including its infrastructure, can influence family life and the environment, creating new social patterns and a local identity.
This report includes an overview of the Netherlands' tertiary education system; an account of trends and developments; an analysis of the strengths and challenges in tertiary education in the Netherlands; and recommendations for future policy development.
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This Country Background Report for Chile was prepared by Daniel Uribe and Juan Salamanca of the Higher Education Division at the Ministry of Education of Chile as an input to the OECD Thematic review of Tertiary Education.
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The purpose of this activity is to provide policymakers with options for developing systems to recognise non-formal and informal learning; to effectively implement the agenda; and determine under what conditions recognition of non-formal and informal learning can be beneficial for all.