Transformation

Join us for The Best School Imaginable

March 4th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Transformation, Uncategorized

Join us for The Best School Imaginable

Carolineskolen in Copenhagen wishes to reinvent their current school and create the best school possible for a new age of learners. They have asked us to develop a radical new school model based on 21st Century school thinking as their starting point. One of the most thrilling projects ever to enter our office. And the […]

Education Achievement Service visits Scandinavia

February 20th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Facilitation & user voice, Transformation

Education Achievement Service visits Scandinavia

Education Achievement Service (EAS), South East Wales, approached Mike Davies in 2014 to set up facilitated study visits to Copenhagen and Malmö for their group of regional school consultants. The first visit focussed on experiencing and discussing Danish and Swedish pedagogical practice in nurseries whereas the second looked at approaches to numeracy and literacy. It […]

CPD: Bedford-Copenhagen learning exchange

February 20th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Transformation

CPD: Bedford-Copenhagen learning exchange

In 2012 Autens was approached by Bedford Borough Council, England, to initiate and support a rolling programme of facilitated study visits involving reciprocal visit form schools in Bedford and Copenhagen. Several strong partnerships of schools have developed from this Comenius supported programme which will extend to 2016, involving more than 30 schools across the two […]

10 Catalysts for Transformation

December 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in News, Transformation

10 Catalysts for Transformation

A little season treat for debate: 10 catalysts for transformation of education. Which kind of school models would we come up with, combining these catalysts? What would future learning and schools look like? Have a look, explore, expand, share, debate, change, add…. and feed back! Thanks – and happy holidays everyone!

SKUB: Transforming and rebuilding

February 20th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Building Schools, Facilitation & user voice, Learning Spaces, Transformation

SKUB: Transforming and rebuilding

SKUB is a comprehensive school development and expansion programme of the city of Gentofte, Denmark. It ran from 1998 through 2009 and involved visionary restructuring and rebuilding of all 12 schools – as well as the new Hellerup Skole. The project budget was 1.5 billion Danish krones (£170 million) – and also included afternoon clubs, sports halls, community libraries in schools and dental clinics for children.

Future College – rethinking secondary

January 10th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Future College, News, Transformation

Future College - rethinking secondary

Next week is a great milestone in our Future College Project: 200 young people from three schools in Gentofte have chosen courses across the participating schools. During the week the students will set learning goals, participate in counselling sessions, use facebook and more – while immersed in learning of their choice, in various small learning communities. We will follow them closely! Read more about Future College.

International Partnership Programme

January 1st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Transformation

International Partnership Programme

Autens works with Human Scale Education, as their Danish partner, to set up partnerships between British and English schools. The partnership programme puts focus on human scale schooling, emphasising appreciative relations between teachers and students and student-centered learning. The aim is to share and hold up an appreciative mirror for forward-thinking praxis that will inspire […]

Specialist Schools & Academies Trust, SSAT: Study Trip 2010

June 22nd, 2010  |  by  |  published in Talks, Transformation

Specialist Schools & Academies Trust, SSAT: Study Trip 2010

A group of head teachers from England paid us a visit: It was a study tour of five Gentofte schools where pedagogy is clearly translated into the physical surroundings and learning spaces. The primary focus was on differentiated learning spaces, the planning process and not least how basic values related to learning are communicated through the […]

Future College: Cloud Schooling – and re-thinking secondary

June 21st, 2010  |  by  |  published in Future College, Transformation

Future College: Cloud Schooling - and re-thinking secondary

A new type of school for teenagers: How does a school look, if it is designed from a teenagers’ perspective, rests on the shoulders of research on brains and learning and with all the experience of the comprehensive school development in Denmark?

Road map to new Learning Vision for Gentofte

June 21st, 2010  |  by  |  published in Facilitation & user voice, Talks, Transformation

Road map to new Learning Vision for Gentofte

January 2010 Autens was commissioned to design a workshop resulting in the drawing of a road map towards a new Learning Vision for Gentofte, guiding the next 10 years of school development at the innovative edge. The road map was to be developed by the head teachers in Gentofte in collaboration – and included considerations […]