The Impact of Technology and Personalization on K-12 Education
K-12 design is being challenged. With the introduction of new learning pedagogies, schools are moving away from the traditional square box and a newer, more sophisticated model is emerging. Open and flexible spaces that offer quiet zones for independent study and interactive spaces for socializing like the ones in this article from the Mohawk Group are on trend right now with what we are also seeing in our own K-12 projects.
In the article they discuss just like how technology and personalization have changed the way we work and live, we are seeing the same changes in the education system. A more personalized student-centered learning approach has emerged, with the results being learning that is more based on interests and goals rather than age or skillset. To more realistically mimic real-life settings, schools are embracing the same changes we are seeing in commercial office spaces where the design is more open and intended to foster a collaborative environment.
Another trend that the article highlights is the infusion of technology with education and how it is evolving to become a hybrid of real and virtual learning. By blending education and technology together, trends such as learning gamification, where studies are integrated into a video-game type format, have emerged to engage and help keep kids focused on learning.
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