Designers from multiple studios and FNI partner Jay Litman had a fun and informative time at NeoCon in Chicago in June. Huichong Tang reports, “We got to experience the furniture from a user’s perspective, learning more about materials, colors and the comfort level of each product. The team also got to learn about trends in… Read more »
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Learning Environments For The Future: 4 Tips From Randy Fielding by Tom Vander Ark What are some factors that should influence schools of the future? Here’s four that Randy believes in. Read the full article here.
A major premise of this book is that the physical environments in which we learn should reflect our most powerful aspirations and our most promising ideas about learning. The designs that are showcased here are about expanding rather than containing learning, opening access rather than controlling access, adapting to differences in learning modalities and preferences,… Read more »
FNI President & CEO who conducted a Masterclass and Keynote at EduTech Australia had the distinct pleasure and honor to spend quality time with Sir Ken Robinson, who is, possibly, education’s most influential and compelling advocate for innovation and transformation.
“The Global Education Leadership Summit is a unique event that brings together schools from around the world, who have already implemented substantial systemic change to one or more area of the traditional educational model, to share their stories with schools that are interested in change. The conference aims to equip them with ideas & strategies… Read more »
March 8th and 9th March 8: 21CLHK Conference, Hong Kong Innovation in Practice: Prototyping Flexible Learning Environments for Schools of the Future March 9: 21CHK Conference, Hong Kong Innovation in Education Panelist Meet Isaac at this workshop in April: April 25, 26: Knowledge Source Institute, Chang Mai, Thailand Designing for Transformative Change: Strategies for Leading… Read more »
Pathfinder Spaces: An Action Research Project At Singapore American School By Tom Vander Ark, Oct 26, 2018 FNI’s work with Singapore American School and approach to prototyping new Learning Spaces recognized as one of “the best facilities action research project” on Forbes. Direct Link to the article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanderark/2018/10/26/pathfinder-spaces-an-action-research-project-t-singapore-american-school/#73bde8fb3e75
The Conference is the biggest in Canada for independent schools, and includes workshops, guest speakers, school tours, and the CAIS Annual General Meeting. A large group of conference participants visited Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School, located in a spectacular natural setting, with culture and curriculum steeped in an outdoor ethic. In partnership with the school community, FNI designed… Read more »
September 21, 2018 Over the summer our Year 1 classrooms were knocked down. In their place, an open plan, flexible, free-flowing space took shape. We speak to Mr James Sweeney, Head of Primary, about the changes. Please introduce the changes that have been made to Year 1’s learning spaces over the summer. Before the summer,… Read more »
See how Singapore American School is Doing It. When the classroom model gives way to the “learning community” model, the possibilities are endless. Watch teaching and learning in this 6th Grade Learning Community in action.