Sunday, 15 November 2009

'The Third Teacher' launched in the UK

(pictured l - r: Axel Haberen of VS Furniture (Germany), BCSE Chief Executive; Ty Goddard, and the brains behind the book Trung Le and Rick Dewar of American architects oWp/p)
At a champagne reception at the start of the BCSE World Learning Environments Conference last week, the excellent book 'The Third Teacher' was launched. I've written on more than one occasion about this book, but the third teacher refers to the learning environment. It features contributions from all over the world.
I was fortunate to be very slightly involved in the process leading up to this book. (If you look really carefully you can see my photo - but you do have to look very hard indeed!) it really is incredibly easy to read and a valuable resource with 79 ideas for everyone involved in education and engaging learning environments.
There was massive interest in this book and certainly the word is that the sales of this are increasing all the time. I have seen friends Rick and Le talk about it all over the place. What's good about it is that it is not designed as a coffee table book but one to be used, referred to, written in and be a 'live' resource.
It is just great that architects oWp/p have spent considerable resources and time developing 'The Third Teacher'. it is a great contribution to the further debate about learning.
For more detail on 'The Third Teacher' click here.

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