Echoing a vast body of research, educators are increasingly advocating for a holistic approach in learning. As school designers, we are constantly testing and exploring how learning spaces can be conceived to better support the whole child – in the digital age. In the last 30 years, we have seen many trends come and go, but there has always been a critical need to design schools for the mind, body and heart. Arguably, the most successful schools are designed to support student engagement, but how do we as architects achieve this?
In our upcoming blog series Designing for the ‘Whole Child’, SA explores how we employ design strategies to support the four pillars of student success:
- Emotional health
- Physical health
- Cognitive function
- Social relationships
Join us as we explore student success through the lens of architecture.