A New wold of learning (NWoL)
These days, well into the 21st Century, many countries around the world are questioning their existing educational system: does the traditional 19th century model still suffice and if not, how can we be more economically performant in a globalizing world and yet preserve local culture?
In many pedagogical circles one can hear voices about a thorough educational reform. More creativity and more practice are needed for students to enter their new professional lives equipped with the appropriate knowledge and skills. Our social context has changed. School is becoming a meeting place where not only learning activities take place. The internet is becoming ever more embedded in everyday life. Technology is evolving faster and faster. Whiteboards are now interactive and computers are at the center of many experiences, both social and educational ones.
VANERUM is a global company. Every day we gain new impressions about the accelerators behind the shift that is happening in education. This book is a “report”, a very brief summary of the drivers of change that we see in the countries that we are working in. It is a broad exploration, certainly highlighting a number of important accents, without going too deeply into specific details. This booklet does not pretend to be comprehensive, as the world is changing really (too) fast. Therefore, one can see this piece as a source of inspiration, a starting point for further and deeper exploration.
The drivers, accelerators, catalysts, mentioned above also influence the way we at VANERUM think about furniture and technology in the classroom. And ultimately they drive change and innovation in our designs and the way we envision i3.
So let yourself be inspired, and get started.NWoL Blog