Monday, January 25, 2010

The Language of School Design: Design Patterns for 21st Century Schools

K-12 design educators might be interested in the completely revised 2nd Edition of The Language of School Design: Design Patterns for 21st Century Schools (left), by Prakash Nair (right), Randall Fielding and Dr. Jeffery Lackney. There are 100 more pages and dozens of new illustrations of innovative schools added to the 1st edition. With dozens of favorable reviews and thousands of copies sold, The Language of School Design is a useful resource for School Planners, Architects, Educators and Administrators.

The Language of School Design is a seminal work because it defines a new graphic vocabulary that synthesizes learning research with best practice in school planning and design. But it is more than a book about ideas. It is also a practical tool and resource for all school stakeholders involved in planning, designing and constructing new and renovated schools and evaluating the educational adequacy of existing school facilities.

K-12 design educators can use the book as a resource to help students do a school design project of their own. Who better than students to provide innovative ideas for what schools should be like in the 21st century?

Click on the heading above to go to the Fielding/Nair website.

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