The source of inspiration of this project was Cannon Design, an architecture firm focused on education and healthcare; VS Furniture, a furniture design company for learning environments, and designer Bruce Mau’s collaborative work, “The Third Teacher” book. “The Third Teacher” book defines the learning environment as the third teacher of students and discusses how it enables to improve the education.
Physical environment includes the entire school building, and social environment includes each people who can get in touch with students. According to the “Third Teacher” approach, both physical and social environments are essential parts of the learning environment. The book focuses on producing unusual and creative solutions to answer the needs of students and teachers while learning, by using today’s technology and available sources. Rather than promoting expensive technologies, it sets examples from schools which experienced vast transformations by small implementations. Students become prepared for the future and their lives better if they are raised in such environments, which are designed to make individual learners feel more secure and productive.
*8 essential headings are taken from the “Third Teacher” book. You can access the book for more information.