Beyond School Architecture; a Holistic Approach to the
Educational Facilities Design-Curriculum Continuum
Fielding Nair International announces the next extraordinary evolutionary educational paradigm by offering the most powerful and complete program to integrate state of the art design and construction of schools with the most effective, world-class educational programming to take place inside of those schools. Our affiliation with John Sole, CEO of Guerilla Educators, a renowned world leader in the training of educators and architects about the Project Based Learning methodology now enables us to provide professional developments, teacher trainings, and workshops as well as ongoing professional in-class support to maximize the synergy between the school building and the education that takes place inside the building. The educational component will be embedded in the design process from the beginning and will inform all aspects of the design which will in turn complement and reinforce the curriculum strands in the classroom, thus creating a powerful, interactive closed loop. It is a natural, simple, and intuitive concept that the pedagogical aspects of the school should drive the design of the school and one that is totally aligned to the core philosophy of FNI. The integration of the teaching and learning into the very bricks of the physical facility is an idea whose time has arrived.
The affiliation between Fielding Nair International and Guerilla Educators brings together the world’s cutting edge educational facilities designers/ planners/ architects with the recognized leader in the training of teacher/learners of the Project Based Learning methodology. More importantly, besides training educators Guerilla Educators provides the ongoing support to make the implementation of PBL a reality throughout the school year. We provide educators with the tools to implement projects which give students ownership in their educational processes, allows them to work cooperatively in small groups, keeps students engaged, provides the opportunity for students through the projects to become good citizens and leaders and to have FUN even as they achieve mastery of grade appropriate curriculum across a variety of disciplines.