Monday, September 10, 2012

New School System in Sweden Gets Rid of Classrooms


A new school system in Sweden has thrown out the old ideas of what a school building should be entirely.  They have gotten rid of the traditional classrooms and created a space that is not defined by parallel walls.  Their classes are not held in boxes.  Students can lounge around and move in ways that are not normally appropriate at a traditional school.  The theory is that it will encourage students to work independently, engage in conversations and think more creatively.  I don't know about any of that, but it sure looks fun to me.

Read about it here, and take a virtual tour here.