This research paper is an adjunct to the research paper 2025: The Learning Continuum produced in 2011 by NBRSARCHITECTURE.
Almost every government and independent school is faced with valuable yet, traditional, tired school infrastructure in a changing world of evolving pedagogies. Our studies show how to create spaces from existing conditions that will adaptively support new learning in a responsive way.
To reflect society’s environment that ‘just is’ we aim to increase the relevance of existing buildings by integrating the ‘Learning Continuum’ through technology, immediacy, innovation, fresh ideas, adaptability and the ability to evolve. Many existing school buildings need to be adapted to allow a range of contemporary pedagogies to occur as opposed to only a traditional, instructional mode of teaching.
A significant part of the problem with contemporary education is that it aims to teach 21st century learners by combining a 20th century curriculum with a 19th century structure.
Prensky, M Engage Me or Enrage Me: What Today’s Learners Demand