The Third Teacher

Bruce Mau Design co-authored a book with OWP/P Cannon Design and VS Furniture that explores the link between how we learn and where we learn. Italian educator and psychologist Loris Malaguzzi hypothesized that children develop through interactions—first with adults (parents and teachers), second with peers and third with the environment. Hence, "The Third Teacher" examines the relationship between the physical environments in which kids learn and the knowledge, insight, abilities and joys that they gain.

A child entering kindergarten this fall will graduate university in the third decade of the 21st century—a world with challenges and opportunities far beyond what we can imagine today. The book puts forward 79 ways one can transform education by designing today’s schools for tomorrow’s world.

"The Third Teacher" was chosen as one of Fast Company's best design books of 2010.

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