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Design Pattern: Small Learning Community
 
 

Small Learning Community

This pattern takes the finger plan and makes whole so that students occupying an SLC (in a finger arrangement or any other such separate grouping) can truly feel that they belong to that SLC.

Small Learning CommunityFor this to work, each SLC meeds to be somewhat complete. The best way to achieve smallness is to make the school itself small — so that the SLC and the school refer to the same thing.

To learn more, order The Language of School Design: Design Patterns for 21st Century Schools (Nair, Fielding)


Patterns

Traditional Classroom

Learning Studio

Learning Suite

Small Learning Community

Welcoming Entry

Student Display Space

Home Base and Individual Storage

Physical Fitness

Science Labs, Art Labs, and Life Skills Areas

Art, Music, Performance

Casual Eating Areas

Transparency

Interior and Exterior Vistas

Dispersed Technology

Indoor-Outdoor Connection

Furniture: Soft Seating

Flexible Spaces

Campfire Space

Watering Hole Space

Cave Space

Designing for Multiple Intelligences

Daylight and Solar Energy

Natural Ventilation

Full Spectrum Lighting

Sustainable Elements and Building as 3-D Text

Local Signature

Connected to the Community

Bringing It All Together

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