Every sector in the world is grappling with the adoption of technology due to the digital revolution. They are perplexed about how to implement the changes effectively for a greater impact.However, the shift brought by technological advancement is immense which has left the traditional standards behind and it clearly shows how it has created a mark in every field all around the world.
The digital movement does not only mean installation of computers or other IT devices in education sector but the transformation should happen from the ground level. The education always determines progress and excellence which is often tied with innovation and ideas to create innumerable opportunities.
In the current scenario, it appears that the technology is predominant in every field which makes us realise that change is imminent and one has to adapt to those changes.
Traditional infrastructure with modern learning
Despite the advent of 21st century learning agenda, what remains unchanged is the relic of 19th century school design. The school setting, designing, etc. appears to not have changed massively in most of the schools in India.
A typical classroom is arranged in rows and columns facing the teacher who dictates lecture and the students pay attention to that. Teachers prepare notes, deliver them in the class and students copy it and learn word for word. On the other hand, 21st century learning demands complex problem solving, people management, creativity and critical thinking from children.
The problem is the school and classroom design manifest the 19th century needs and expectations. Yet it remains in many of the educational institutions which is odd for the kind of learning that we practice today.
One might question the relation between school design and educational results but the reality is that they are interconnected. A study reveals, 3 important factors that influence learning are nature (temperature, light and air quality), stimulation (colour) and comfort (flexibility in learning environment)
This could present challenges for the clients budget wise, but what needs to be done should be done, without wasting valuable time for the growth of present and future generation.
The big challenge
the architect and educationists need to present their vision which can be linked together to attain the intended educational outcome. It is important to design learning spaces as per the needs of leaner.
Architects restrict their role to designing of the buildings and do not concern themselves with the educational outcomes, similarly the educationists do not take interest in the classroom design. That is the reason why sometimes the end result appears to be very different from the concieved design. A very little attention is paid to ensure whether the school building is capable of improving student outcome.
To bridge the gap between architecture and designing, an educational planning and architectural design firm called School Services Design (SSD) was founded. It exclusively plans and designs for educational institutions which have been recognized globally.
The reason why SSD stands out from the crowd is because itchallenges the old tradition and norms. SSD is open towards creativity and fresh ideas which can be helpful for 21st century learning. The brains at SSD critically assess the scenario and ask why when the technology has developed new industries, created workforces and generated new talents, the learning spaces still function in the 19th century model. SSD believes, reimagining school designs is needed for better learning outcomes. SSD isn’t a typical architectural service provider but a learning space designer. It also helps clients to accomplish their vision by providing everything necessary to reform their schools.
The time has arrived to rethink about the model of education by shifting from the conventional structure to the advanced model by aligning concepts and skills which is a requisite condition for evolution of education.
The Changing Dynamics of Educational Infrastructure In terms of School Architecture and Interior Design
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