Wednesday, 13 May 2009

'The Third Teacher'

I am delighted that oWp/p have published their new book 'The Third Teacher'. The title refers to the learning environment that students learn in.

oWp/p are Chicago based architects, specialising in education facilities. I have worked with them extensively as architects of the fantastic new learning campuses being built in the Cayman Islands. They are truely a great team of people.

'The Third Teacher' has taken time to research and get right and reflects many examples of best practice from all over the world. It also includes a variety of interviews with field experts including Sir Ken Robinson and really explores the importance and impact of education environments.

I must declare an interest in this book. Not only does it feature the new Cayman learning campuses which I was very involved with, but I was flown over from Cayman to the UK to be involved in one of the small very focused working dinners with a variety of people including Professor Stephen Heppell. I am flattered to also find myself quoted in the book, as well as a photo- if you look hard enough!

The interest in new learning environments is intense at the moment, the more research that is done and presented to the interested world the better.

A great book - well worth a read. Thanks to Rick Dewar and Trung Le of oWp/p for involving me from the start of this project!

2 comments:

allison said...

I have been trying to buy a copy of this book for myself. Any idea how/where I can do that? I have looked on amazon, barnes & noble, etc. but haven't been able to find it anywhere. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!

Gareth Long said...

Hi Allison

I think the best way is to approach oWp/p directly as it is their publication. Web address www.owpp.com

If that does not work please let me know and I will give you a specific contact.

Thanks for writing

G