But if you seek to see the idea of "learning spaces" in new ways, if you hope to envision the kind of learning environment which prepares students for their century, we might be one of the tools you need.
Open sharing of ideas, resources, actions. And a commitment to a belief in childhood and the natural art of learning..
But we encourage you to "work small," to begin with seed projects which leverage the resources you have, facilities, faculty, administrative, community, to begin to build your unique ecosystem.
We do not think human systems can be successfully "scaled up," rather we work to learn to "scale across," to make every unique educational space the very best it can be.
This isn't about huge costs. It isn't about a system we deliver. It is a concept of helping you channel your resources to make the future possible.
Louis Sullivan's "growth of the seed germ" imagery as our backdrop. Sullivan, the teacher of Frank Lloyd Wright, and the inspiration for the entire modern architecture movement, believed that growth from a seed into uniqueness was the essence of humanness. Ira David Socol (who imagines an open source intellectual community supporting open education) first came across the set of Sullivan's Architectural Ornament Plates, and his thoughts on natural growth, in a book on a back shelf of Pratt Institute's Library in Brooklyn, New York. All interested in our educational future are invited to participate in the Educology Partners community. We will share and engage with holistic thinking about educational environments, and we will support beliefs in the natural wonders of childhood and learning, which Sullivan's designs softly reference.