As we inch closer to 2014, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the trends we saw in the world of learning. 2013 revealed advancements in pedagogy and technology throughout learning spaces. There was an increased focus on global awareness, multidisciplinary collaboration, and the use of new technology to educate both current and future leaders. On this publication alone, we discussed prototyping, innovation, resiliency and transformation and examined issues including 3D printers and new modular solutions.
Without further ado, the top five Learning posts of 2013:
The Rapid Prototype Generation Has Arrived – With tools like 3D printers becoming less expensive and more widely available, one designer learns that schools are beginning to respond by introducing once-advanced concepts to younger generations of thinkers and makers
Harnessing the Energy of Design Collaboration – Leaving the design studio can often prove to be the best way to learn. Working as a team for the Solar Decathlon triggers innovative and sustainable ideas for one designer: collaboration as catalyst for innovation.
Welcome to the Real World: 4 Tips to Transition Out of School and Become a Professional – Congratulations, you’ve graduated! Now, how do you adjust to life outside the gates of academia? One recently-minted architect shares his observations on the transition from school to professional work.
Sprout Space and the Future of the Mobile Classroom – How can we reimagine mobile classrooms in the 21st century? Allen Post explains how Sprout Space – the first high-performance modular classroom – came to be and why it more essential than ever.
Back to School, Back in Time: Educational Design from Then to Now – Perkins+Will’s Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade practice owes a great deal to its visionary founders and their legacy of exemplary school buildings. Reflecting a history of innovative design, these schools provide a great source of inspiration to this day.