Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE)

Join the CELE-bration! CELE prepares to launch its flagship publication on 29 September 2011


The international release of Designing for Education: Compendium of Exemplary Facilities 2011 will be celebrated in a live webcast on 29 September 2011. The publication showcases more than 60 exemplary schools and universities selected by an international jury.


At 16.00 GMT+1.00 on 29 September, the fourth CELE Compendium of Exemplary Facilities will be launched at a 2-hour webcast at the OECD. A celebrity host and five education reformers – researchers, educators, architects and policymakers – will take the audience on a journey through the top schools and universities in the Compendium, from Japan and Australia to Austria, Chile and the United States. The programme will also feature short videos prepared by staff and students at five schools featured in the publication.


Anyone with an interest in educational facilties can attend the event in person, or follow it from their PC. The audience will be encouraged to actively participate by voting for their favourite Compendium submission and joining in debate on the future of innovation in design. Participants will be able to mingle during the post-event cocktail party with the leading minds in education policy, pedagogy, design and research.


A dynamic exhibition featuring posters of the exemplary facilities, videos, exhibits and all the latest technologies will open one hour before the webcast.


The programme, sponsorship information and the launch brochure is available on-line at www.oecd.org/edu/facilities/compendiumlaunch. The event is free, so register now via the website. For further information, please contact Hannah.vonAhlefeld@oecd.org.


Don't forget, every Monday we will present a different "facility of the week": you will find them here.


For more information about the publication Designing for Education see: www.oecd.org/edu/facilities/compendium.



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