13 episodes

Home to future thinkers, thought leaders and creative minds, the Furnware Learning Lab is where you'll meet some of the world's leading educationalists. Here we'll share their stories of inspiration and insights for the future with some practical advice for in the classroom.

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Home to future thinkers, thought leaders and creative minds, the Furnware Learning Lab is where you'll meet some of the world's leading educationalists. Here we'll share their stories of inspiration and insights for the future with some practical advice for in the classroom.

    The future of schools, schools of the future: looking ahead with Terry White

    The future of schools, schools of the future: looking ahead with Terry White

    In the final part of our interview with education expert Terry White, we ask the question - are we delivering the curriculum our kids need, in classrooms designed to support learning in the 21st Century? Terry shares his teaching and learning space design knowledge on what we need to be doing in schools to ensure our students are ready for whatever the future holds.

    • 31 min
    The future of schools, schools of the future: the here and now with Terry White

    The future of schools, schools of the future: the here and now with Terry White

    What are the biggest challenges facing schools today? From looking through Covid to how we can better support our teachers and learners to deliver environments and curriculum for the 21st Century, we're joined by education expert, author and learning space design consultant Terry White to answer the big questions.

    Link to NZ curriculum research mentioned in this episode.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/child-centred-teaching-blamed-for-nzs-educational-decline/B776OXAJYSYXHJEVJE5JBOL7JQ/

    • 31 min
    Building a future-focussed school: culture, community and colour - an architect's story.

    Building a future-focussed school: culture, community and colour - an architect's story.

    In part III in our Freeman's Bay School story, RTA Studio architect Moshin Mussa sits down with Furnware Design Manager Helen Jones to discuss what it takes to design an award-winning school and shares the winning formula to ensure a successful build from concept to completion.

    • 23 min
    Designing a future-focussed school from the world's best ideas with Sandra Jenkins Pt. II

    Designing a future-focussed school from the world's best ideas with Sandra Jenkins Pt. II

    We continue our interview with former Principal of Freeman's Bay Primary School in Auckland, Sandra Jenkins as she shares more valuable insights into designing an award-winning school, working closely and successfully with architects and supporting staff as they make the transition to team-teaching.

    • 16 min
    Designing a future-focussed school from the world's best ideas with Sandra Jenkins.

    Designing a future-focussed school from the world's best ideas with Sandra Jenkins.

    Designed by RTA Studio architects alongside former Principal Sandra Jenkins, Freeman's Bay School in Auckland New Zealand is truly unique. Sandra travelled the world gathering the best ideas from classrooms all around the world to implement in this one-of-a-kind school, which hosts visits from educators all around the globe. In the first of our two-part interview, Sandra shares her inspiration behind the school's design and what it takes to build a multi-award-winning school.

    • 20 min
    The future of schools, schools of the future - world's most innovative with Murray Hudson.

    The future of schools, schools of the future - world's most innovative with Murray Hudson.

    Who’s leading the way of implementing a pedagogy and innovative learning space design that supports the 21st Century learner? How are AI and data going to revolutionise education? Gratnell’s Managing Director and co-author of ‘Planning Learning Spaces’ Murray Hudson shares what he’s learnt from classrooms all around the world in the next installation of our latest series.

    • 19 min

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