Prakash Will be a Keynote Speaker at the Next Generation Learning Spaces Asia in September 2016
CONFERENCE THEME: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN PEDAGOGY, SPACES & TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES & INCREASED ENROLLMENT
– Pre-Conference Workshops: 26th September 2016
– Main Conference: 27th – 28th September 2016
– Post Conference Site Tours: 29th September 2016
– Venue: One Farrer Hotel & Spa, Singapore
PRAKASH TALK – BLUEPRINT FOR TOMORROW: DESIGNING A SMART, AGILE SCHOOL FOR SMART, AGILE KIDS
Today schools must be shaped not only by the architects who design them, but also by the teachers and students who occupy them. However, a majority
of the learning in schools is still pre-determined by a design best suited for an industrial, mass-production model, signaling also an obsolete pedagogy. A well designed
school must move away from the rigidity of the static building to the agility of the Learning Building. Being an architect winner for CEFPI MacConnell Award who spearheads numerous innovative learning
buildings, Prakash Nair will walk you through the strategies to modify the learning spaces, reshape schools to represent true Learning Buildings, and to
manifest new and more powerful philosophies of learning. The presentation will also illustrate several international case studies to provide specific and
immediately usable ideas to transform learning environments.
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FNI HAS POSITIONS AVAILABLE!
ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO DIRECTOR – BANGALORE, INDIA
Are you passionate about learning and design? Do you want to design the learning environments of the future all around the world? An exciting adventure awaits you in India. We are currently seeking an Architectural Studio Director with at least 5 years of experience managing and leading projects to head up our Bangalore, India Studio.
PROJECT ARCHITECT/PROJECT MANAGER SOUGHT IN BALTIMORE
We are currently seeking a Project Architect or Project Manager with at least 5 years of experience managing and leading projects to work in our Baltimore Studio. The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated out-of-the box thinker with strong project management, communication, and leadership skills. A passion for design and a curiosity about learning and the world is a must.
INTERN – ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER Are you passionate about learning and design? Do you want to design the learning environments of the future all around the world? We are currently seeking an Intern Architectural Designer to work in our Minneapolis Studio, located in the heart of Uptown. The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated out‐of‐the box thinker with strong design and communication skills. A passion for design and a curiosity about learning, and the world is a must. This is a full‐time summer position, and may turn into a full or part‐time position in the fall. Starting compensation will range from $2,800 ‐ $3,200 per month, depending on qualifications.
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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 Norma Rose Point School in Vancouver, British Columbia. This new video from Fielding Nair International shows how successful innovative spaces can be through the voices of the school community.
View the video here: https://youtu.be/yBFc_3apnZ4
CEFPI Educational Facility Planner Article Features Douglas Park School
Douglas Park Elementary School is designed to “Raise the Game” of Regina Schools by providing an incubator for the inventive learning concepts of Structural Innovation. Along with the other seed schools, new practices will evolve through the extreme flexibility of the education spaces there.
Douglas Park School is designed to launch the Structural Innovations initiative by providing spaces that support the four key practices. Flexible teaching arrangements and instructional groupings are provided by the learning community model; in this case several grade levels make up each community. Rather than teaching 30 students in one classroom, teachers share an office space to promote collaboration. Space for project-based learning is provided in flexible commons space, and inclusive practices are represented in the Developmental Centre, and throughout the campus.
See more of the article here.