The Arena on the ground floor is the heart of the school. Its sides are lined with glassed-in rooms, where two to six students can sit and work together separately, but in plain view. The open areas around the Arena have been
divided into learning spaces for mathematics, Swedish, English and other modern languages.
Students are sitting at individual computer workstations in the loft section above the Arena. There is a three-dimensional pulse to all the activity. The bright room, with its large, blue background walls, is filled with the buzz of murmuring voices.
All of the school’s students mix and mingle here.
The overall impression is one of friendliness, with no dividing lines between grades.
Teachers circulate around the learning spaces and work areas.
In a large room called the Student Office, ten students are seated at a table, reviewing English propositions with their teacher.
They are discussing the difference between “in” and “at”.
These learning spaces are all crucial for realizing Kunskapsskolan’s concept to give students an education based on personalized learning. The premises are the platform that allows students to work in different ways to meet their different requirements and ways to learn.
“The school is designed for different people’s needs, since all people are different and learn in different ways. This is my contribution towards the personalized learning experience offered by the KED Program,” says Kenneth Gärdestad, Senior Architect at Kunskapsskolan Education.
The Kunskapsskolan schools are among the leading schools of Sweden. The success of its KED Program can be judged not only by students’ performance being higher than the Swedish national average, but also by the growth of KED schools across international boundaries. Currently, over 100 KED schools and KED Inspired schools are operational across Sweden, UK, the Netherlands, India, USA and the Middle East. The schools follow the curriculum of each country and grade student performance according to national standards.
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