The Learning Renaissance

Building Schools for the Future in Finland


Building Schools for the Future was a British Labour government initiative to accelerate innovation and rebuild the learning as well as the building architecture of British schools. It was a bold initiative which paid particular attention to the impact of learning technologies.

Unfortunately this far-sighted programme came to an end in 2010 when the Conservative government was elected. Instead of funding research and innovation the design of new learning spaces was reduced to a simple square footage per pupil and Michael Gove, as education secretary announced that schools had spent enough on computers.

Finland has not abandoned the search for learning improvements in both the structure and function of learning. This article gives an overview of Finnish developments:

How is Finland building schools of the future? | eGOV | Enterprise Innovation

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