The project, which runs until 2020, is a collaboration between Hudiksvall Municipality in Sweden, Fiber Optic Valley and RISE Acreo. The researchers will follow the work to change the learning environments in three of the schools in the municipality, as their premises are redesigned to make them more activity-based.
New environments tested
Teachers and pupils will test what it is like to have lessons in the new environments and then, later on, there will readjustments on the basis of how the environments worked for the purposes of the teaching in case.
“It is very interesting to look at the environment from a holistic perspective, because it is affected by teachers, pupils, the physical environment and by other factors,” Anneli Frelin says. “No single environment is optimal for all purposes in a school, but there is a potential to improve the learning environment to make it more suitable for the school and working life of tomorrow.”