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Workshop: A school fit for humans? @Learning Planet Festival 2023
How should schools be designed to foster learning and wellbeing for all in the 21st century?
Teaching and social learning are hallmarks of our species, but in the millions of years of our evolutionary history, schools are a very recent “invention”.
On the one hand, the way most schools are designed has not really changed much ever since formal schooling spread across the globe some 200 years ago. On the other hand, there are many different kinds of schools in the world, and many different ways to teach, learn, and organize a school community.
What do students, teachers, parents, and other community members think about school design, such as the role of teachers, exams, grades, homework, curricula in education? What kind of school is “fit for humans” in the 21st century?