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A modern school built around how children learn

Saturday 15th February 2014

Vittra Telefonplan, a school in Stockholm has a school that is built around how children learn. It opened in 2011. It's not just a concept, but a reality. The images of facilities around the school are fascinating.

Every student has a personal curriculum and a laptop. Teachers don't award grades, and...there are no classrooms.

The school's web site: http://vittra.se/english/Schools/StockholmSouth/Telefonplan.aspx

The design company behind it show-cases several images: http://www.rosanbosch.com/en/project/vittra-school-telefonplan

A blog post detailing the philosophy behind the design: http://openeducationeuropa.eu/en/blogs/vittra-schools-sweden-use-personal-devices-and-redesigned-learning-spaces-modernise-education

Another blog post about the design: http://vittrabloggen.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/vittra-telefonplan-environments-based-on-learning/

A news clip featuring the school:

A video about the learning environment: (turn on the English subtitles): (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYH1aIyaBjM#t=11)

If we embed this kind of 'culture' into children from a young age, will it ultimately result in self-motivated; independent learners?