Not just a step along the way.
At PAST we think of school design as a community endeavor that is aimed at relevant, meaningful, and fluid educational shift. School done well is engaging, transdisciplinary, and problem based, where the teacher is a facilitator of meaningful problem solving through 21st century skills. School is not just preparation for life; it is a significant part of life itself.
The many, many possibilities of Design
New schools; transforming schools; teacher cohorts; schools within schools; after-school programs; academies; institutions. The PAST Design Team has expertise in every iteration of educational organization, guiding administrators through the myriad of crucial questions inherent in School Design. If you were to rethink your school, what would problems would you try to solve? What currently missing elements would you seek to add? How would you define a “classroom”? Who would be teaching, and who would be learning? PAST is interested in developing strategic plans for the 21st century school.
How does PAST help institutions implement changes?
PAST teams assist teachers to partner with implementation of innovative programs from beginning to end. Embedding a PAST Anthropologist in a program means real-time knowledge capture and the ability to make programmatic adjustments to assure success. PAST Anthropologists share a distinctive system of development that starts at the fundamentals of defining the optimum school culture and habits and builds on that foundation. From introducing the principles of design through planning, implementing, sharing, and sustaining programs, PAST school design is carefully scaffolded.
What can PAST do with your institution?