Architecture in Schools: what are the next steps?

The Farrell Review – implications for education in the built environment professions.

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The recommendations of the Farrell Review published today present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to place architecture and the built environment at the heart of teaching in primary and secondary schools in England. These could be implemented as early as September 2014, helping teachers to deliver the new National Curriculum, promoting regional and national opportunities to engage with architecture and the built environment, and setting the agenda for how we engage with PLACE in the context of formal education.

Education was one of the four main areas looked at in the Review which has reported to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and will inform policy decisions at the Department of Education (DfE).

Learning through the architecture, urban design and open spaces of our towns and cities is a familiar topic in many schools, which have benefited over the past decade and more from…

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