Innovation in education

Architecture, planning and design


  • An Urban Renewal Project in Italy, no. 56, October 2005
  • The University of Salamanca's New Campus, no. 56, October 2005
  • Structures for Learning in New Zealand, no. 56, October 2005
  • Joinedupdesignforschools in the United Kingdom, no. 54, February 2005
  • Italy's Intelligent Educational Training Station, no. 54, February 2005
  • The Netherlands' Firebird School: Clusters for a Flexible Learning Environment, no. 54, February 2005
  • Building Schools for the Future in the United Kingdom, no. 54, February 2005
  • Creating 21st Century Learning Environments, no. 53, October 2004
  • A New School Campus in Argentina, no. 53, October 2004
  • The Lycée français in New York, a Showcase for the French-speaking Community, no. 51, February 2004
  • A Meeting Place to Learn in Rural Iceland, no. 51, February 2004
  • An Industrial Building Converted into a Girls School in Australia, no. 50, October 2003
  • The Urban Complex in Cattolica, Italy, no. 49, June 2003
  • Designing Tomorrow's School, no. 49, June 2003
  • Designs for learning in the Knowledge Age (Opinion), no. 49, June 2003
  • Australia's Oak Valley Aboriginal School, no. 48, February 2003
  • New South Wales School Design Projects, no. 48, February 2003
  • Hungary's German School of Budapest, no. 47, October 2002
  • Design Down Process: Designing a School in Iceland with Its Users, no. 47, October 2002
  • The Lycée Maximilien Perret in France, no. 46, June 2002
  • School Works in the United Kingdom: A New Approach to Local School Design, no. 46, June 2002
  • Hungary's Educational Community Centres, no. 45, February 2002
  • The School of the Future, no. 44, October 2001
  • An International Campus in Switzerland, no. 44, October 2001
  • The United Kingdom's Classrooms of the Future, no. 43, June 2001
  • Schools for the 21st Century: Are You Ready?, no. 42, February 2001
  • Bringing Learning and Communities Together... An Australian Experience, no. 42, February 2002
  • An Innovative School in Torcy, France, no. 36, February 1999
  • The Netherlands' School Building Prize, no. 36, February 1999
  • An Albanian Model School, no. 36, February 1999
  • Architectural Competition for a Secondary School in Switzerland, no. 35, October 1998
  • The Netherlands' Study House: New Designs for New Pedagogies, no. 35, October 1998
  • A Child-Sized School (France), no. 34, June 1998
  • Greece - Architecture and Design for a Learning Society, no. 33, February 1998
  • The Innovative Pilot High School at Poitiers, no. 33, February 1998
  • The Waite Campus: Industry, Research and Educational Collaboration (Australia), no. 32, October 1997
  • United Kingdom: City Learning Centres for the 21st Century, no. 41, October 2000
  • New York's School for the Physical City, no. 40, June 2000
  • Award-Winning Use of Glass at the University of Nantes, France, no. 38, October 1999

Barrett, P. and Y. Zhang (2009), Optimal Learning Spaces: Design Implications for Primary Schools, SCRI Research Report 2, October.

CIIP (2004), "L'architecture scolaire", in Politiques de l'éducation et innovation, no. 15, December.

Scottish Executive (2003), Building Our Future: Scotland's School Estate, Edinburgh.

OECD (2001), Designs for Learning: 55 Exemplary Educational Facilities, Paris.

"Place and Space in the Design of New Learning Environments" (2000),
by Dr Peter Jamieson, Monash University; Kenn Fisher, Flinders University; Dr Tony Gilding, Victoria University of Technology; Dr Peter G. Taylor, Griffith University; and Dr A.C.F. (Chris) Trevitt, Australian National University.

The paper highlights examples of recent developments of new learning environments which have been enhanced by the contribution of educational developers at several Australian universities. It also proposes a set of pedagogically-informed principles to guide the development of on-campus teaching and learning environments (which may feature the use of new communication and information technologies).

"School Design and Management: Three Examples in France" (2000), by Patrick Alt, Principal, Lycée Maximilien Vox, Paris, France.

What link can be established between successful teaching and learning, and school design? Three examples of large-scale school construction and renovation projects in France may go some way towards answering this question.

Book reviews:

Espaces pour l'éducation artistique et culturelle (Facilities for Artistic and Cultural Education), French Ministry of Education, reviewed by Nathalie Timores, PEB Exchange, no. 51, February 2004

Architecture of Learning: New Singapore Schools by Robert Powell, reviewed by Randall Fielding, PEB Exchange, no. 45, February 2002

Les Murs de l'école, éléments de réflexion sur l'espace scolaire (The School Walls, Reflections on School Design) by Marie-Claude Derouet-Besson (1998) - PEB Exchange, no. 37, June 1999

Physical Facilities for Education: What Planners Need to Know by John Beynon (1998), reviewed by Michael Hacker; PEB Exchange, no. 35, October 1998


"Creating 21st Century Learning Environments", international PEB seminar, London, May 2004: presentations

TeacherNet, Classrooms of the Future (United Kingdom). 

Around 30 pilot projects developed by UK local education authorities in response to ideas on what the major design drivers for school buildings are likely to be.


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