What is going to mark the future of education? Is it the development of technological skills from an early age, the freedom and resources to pursue one’s interests at any time or new forms of integration and development within communities? Chris Weller, from Tech Insider, introduces us to ‘The 13 most innovative schools in the world’, which are showing how changes in the way we learn have a strong impact on how we interact with the reality around us.
The AltSchool, a school in the Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area, is one example. There, kids turn ‘everyday objects into circuit boards’ and learn ‘3D modelling to build playhouses’. Every day, students are stimulated to think flexibly and to adapt to a world of constant change.
But many other innovative ways of learning are being explored, such as an all-ages school in Cambodia, ‘built by community members, for community members, to learn how to turn their passions into full-fledged businesses’ and a floating school in Makoko, Nigeria, which ‘serves as a communal learning space and example for future building projects in Africa’s coastal regions’. The Ørestad Gymnasium in Copenhagen, Denmark, with one giant classroom where high school students spend half their time learning in an expansive glass cube, is also an inspiring case study.
Get to know these schools better here.