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The Third Teacher: 79 Ways You Can Use Design to Transform Teaching & Learning Kindle Edition
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Created by an international team of architects and designers concerned about our failing education system, The Third Teacher explores the critical link between the school environment and how children learn, and offers 79 practical design ideas, both great and small, to guide reader's efforts to improve our schools. Written for anyone who has school-age children in their life, from educators and education decision-makers to parents and community activists, this book is intended to ignite a blaze of discussion and initiative about environment as an essential element of learning. Including a wealth of interviews, facts, statistics, and stories from experts in a wide range of fields, this book is a how-to guide to be used to connect with the many organizations, individuals, and ideas dedicated to innovating and improving teaching and learning. Contributors include children's singer and advocate Raffi, author and creativity consultant Sir Ken Robinson, scientist and environmentalist David Suzuki, inventor James Dyson, and other experts who are working to create fresh solutions to problems and create a new blueprint for the future of education.
The Third Teacher is a collaboration between OWP/P Architects, VS Furtniture, and Bruce Mau Design. OWP/P Architects has offices in Chicago and Phoenix and has worked with more than 150 school clients to support their educational vision. VS Furniture is a 110-year-old manufacturer of educational furnishings based in Germany. Bruce Mau Design is a business and cultural design studio with offices in Toronto and Chicago.
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Great book; needs better binding
25 December 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
9 people found this helpful.
I bought this book for my education methods class before student teaching. I love the layout of the book, very attractive layout! Easier to read, since the text is not in the typical textbook format. The only problem with this book is the binding. The pages started falling out before I was through the first chapter. I took the book to Staples, and they spiral bound it for about $6.
Environment for and methods of teaching/learning must evolve with changing society and it’s demands.
18 June 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Great overview of the progressive thinking in education. A bit unrealistic argument/expectation that new schools should be build to fulfill the requirements of proper learning environment. Limited concentration on how to retrofit already existing physical structures/schools in a relatively fiscally responsible way to fit all those listed requirements. Dreaming is great, but reality requires different kind of invention. Maybe next book will tackle that.
This book was unbelievably insightful. As masters student in ...
23 February 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
3 people found this helpful.
This book was unbelievably insightful. As masters student in architecture working on my thesis I found it extremely helpful for classroom design and creative space design. I also greatly appreciated the strong graphics which showed there was a holistic design approach to the book in general.
ART EDUCATION GRAD STUDENT SATISFIED !
14 January 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
2 people found this helpful.
I bought this book for a final paper I had to do and let me tell you it was the best money I had spend all semester. GOOD BOOK. GOOD INFORMATION. AWESOME VISUALS. This book has from top to bottom DESIGN written all over it. From the lettering to the images everything is awesome and interesting. love it :)
it must be good!
25 August 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
My teacher daughter wished for this for Christmas... it must be good!
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