The Third Teacher

Lorenz Krisai (website)
Die Angewandte
Thesis Project
Brief: Contemporary Learning
Faculty: Greg Lynn (website), Parsa Khalili (website)


How we learn can be broken down into three categories: expository (receiving of information), active (learning by doing) and interactive (group work, conversation). The vast majority of schools today only cater to the first mode of learning. Standard classrooms are constructed for a one size fits all education. There is absolutely no doubt that the built environment students learn in influences their level of engagement as well as their success. The educational space – often referred to as the third teacher – therefore has to adapt to the many ways in which humans actually learn. This high school in South East Washington D.C. is an exploration into alternative forms of learning spaces and proposes a different approach to education as we know it.  

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