CASE: Studio Schools

  Manchester, UK The principle behind Studio Schools is ‘learning by doing’. Pupils learn through specific projects that also help prepare them early on for their future working lives. Two basic problems motivated the initiative to establish a new type of school:...

CASE: Cornell College

  Iowa, US Cornell College in Iowa is based on the principle of ‘One Course at a Time’. In order to enable students to concentrate properly on one subject, different courses are not spread out through the day; instead, each course runs for 3½ weeks before the...

CASE: Folkehøjskole

  Denmark Danish community colleges are very different to those in most other countries. They view themselves as places of free learning, where people of any age can learn and further develop their skills. People come to the colleges and live on campus together...

CASE: Paths to Math

  Pikkala, Finland Mathematics is an unpopular subject. The people behind Paths to Math want to change this and have developed a method that enables pupils starting with grade 7 to learn maths in a manner that is both playful and true to life. The children learn...

CASE: Mobile School

  Leuven, Belgium Instead of bringing the children to school, Mobile School aims to bring school to the children. The project focuses on street children in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe who have no opportunity to go to school. Street workers visit the...