Scotland’s Schools – the Changing Learning Landscape

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Architecture and Design Scotland, with SPACE strategies, has published a report on Scotland’s changing learning landscape.

This is a period of change for the schools estate in Scotland. Increasingly, we require investment in school buildings to deliver more value for a wider community. At the same time a lot has changed in the estate: new schools have been built, digital learning is increasingly more accessible, with existing schools modified and new models of integrating schools and other services tested. We felt it would be useful to reflect on some of these changes, to draw out learning and explore opportunities for further innovation. On that basis, we have prepared this report “Scotland’s Schools: The changing learning landscape”.

The focus of the schools programme at A&DS is on enhancing the learning experience by drawing on the insights of users, and testing possibilities by design. “Scotland’s Schools: The changing learning landscape” provides a resource of ideas about the role of innovation in shaping the learning estate, and invites thinking about briefing, creative spatial strategies and deeper user engagement in the process of making modern learning spaces.

For further information on this project and support we can offer you, please contact: 

Eleftheria Maravelaki, Schools Design Advisor:


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