Forward looking classroom design
Below is an interesting article from Peddle Thorp regarding classroom design from a research trip made by their CEO to Europe and Scandinavia.
At a high level it suggests that school and classroom design need to be in step with the changing needs of the user groups as teaching philosophies evolve.
More specifically it speaks of the use of unstructured spaces, corridor connections, nooks for small breakout groups to use and that support an activity based learning approach.
Interestingly we see this concept being executed at Alamanda College in Point Cook, Melbourne with the Lotus Rotating Panel System, which connects classrooms with general spaces and creates organic nooks and break out spaces for smaller groups.