On the eve of the Israeli school year beginning, Arutz Sheva visited the Gogya Center of the AMIT network schools in Ra’anana. Gogya is a formalized program instituted to train all of AMIT’s teachers on how to adopt and implement the various innovative teaching methods which have led to the tremendous success of the AMIT network of schools. Arutz Sheva spoke to architect Prakash Nair, President of Fielding Nair International, this week about the design for Gogya, and how the design for classrooms worldwide is evolving beyond the typical setup.
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Student-centered learning is Individualized, community-based, experiential, and collaborative.
The FNI Learning Community model supports students in all four of these defined areas, as
demonstrated by the Norma Rose Point School community in Vancouver, British Columbia.
CEFPI has announced that FNI’s Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School in Greenville, South Carolina is one of four 2015 MacConnell Award finalists. This award recognizes a comprehensive planning process that results in educational facilities that enhance the educational program, meets multiple goals and holds purpose and distinction within a community. Co-designed with McMillan Pazdan Smith… Read more »
Prakash Nair , Founding President, Fielding Nair International Edutopia, Posted 05/08/2015 Prakash Nair questions the way our education system emphasizes the need for students to pay constant attention to a teacher: “Are we in crisis because of short attention spans and the losing battle teachers are fighting to keep kids interested in class? Before we… Read more »
Prakash Nair was a keynote speaker at Mexico’s premier international education conference hosted by SM Fundación in Mexico City in March 2015. Prakash touched upon the vast opportunities for bringing world-class educational opportunities to all children in Mexico and new ways to design innovative, cost effective schools.
“I recently attended a conference for the Society for College and University Planning where Randall’s keynote presentation was about the architectural design of future learning spaces. He presented several international projects whose designs anticipated the evolving pedagogies of student engagement, collaboration, and individualization. It was inspiring to visualize the future of education through the design… Read more »
The average school in the United States is between 30 and 50 years old, according to Prakash Nair, whose Minneapolis-based architectural firm, Fielding Nair International, specializes in designing innovative schools. Those decades-old buildings were created when learning meant listening to a teacher lecture until the bell rang. Not so today. A 21st-century education, school leaders… Read more »
Excerpt: “All the flexibility is meant to encourage a new type of learning: Learning by doing. Learning with new technology. Learning that is collaborative, personalized. Learning that architect Prakash Nair said more traditional schools are no good at. Nair is the founding president of Fielding Nair International and the author of the forthcoming book Blueprint… Read more »