THE FUTURE OF LEARNING
What should the future of learning look like? How will we design learning experiences for learners of today that matter to them now and tomorrow? How will we listen, explore and understand the emerging future and what is in the hearts of the learners we serve?
How do we create schools that empower children and young people, enabling them to navigate and thrive in a complex world as competent, responsible leaders of their own lives, contributing positively to the communities they belong to?
We have identified ten pathways to the future of learning as we reimagine and transform our schools to enable lives worth dreaming of for all our learners. Use the pathways individually or in combination to explore potential futures together for your school.
Needless to say that we would love to collaborate with you to bring inspiring futures to life in collaboration with learners and teachers. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Lene at any time.
Let’s fuel our schools with authentic learning experiences, learners’ passions, caring learning communities and learners as co-designers of their own learning journeys.
Let’s create learning environments that support multiple ways of learning, relationships and friendships and not least both collaboration and
CREATIVITY, INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Let’s explore creativity, innovation and hands-on projects that matters to students and the communities they are part of, and leave a mark.
Let’s all be learners and all be teachers as we co-design the paths where we unfold and create new knowledge, skills and competences.
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES
Let’s work in teams to design learning experiences and support all our learners in ways that work for them. 21st century learning is definitely a team sport.
Let’s create compassionate learning communities and support relationships and friendships, making every learner feel they matter, belong and are appreciated for who they are.
Let’s play, explore, experiment and create as learning is best done by doing. And let’s do it together as learning is a social process. Make learning accessible in multiple ways to allow for choice and different needs.
WE ARE PART OF NATURE & a GLOBAL VILLAGE
Let’s reframe the way we live on our little planet to understand ourselves as part of nature and of each others lives. What is our relationship with the Global Sustainability Goals and how will we make a difference?
VIRTUAL LEARNING SPACES & DIGITAL CREATIVITY
Let’s harness the power of virtuel environments and embrace the fabulous opportunities to learn, create and connect while understanding the complexity and wicked questions of our digital world.
LEARNING WITHOUT FRONTIERS
Let’s break down the walls and open up our schools to the world around us, through authentic partnerships to collaborate on work that matters, and connect our learners with abundant inspiration and opportunities to explore and understand the richness of life.
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Autens Pasifika was invited to co-present a workshop at the A4LE Australasia Conference with Kimberley Powell
Creativity can be taught, learned and developed. Hear Lene in conversation with West Virginia Department of
How can collaboration be understood in a school context and what does it look like in
Getting ready to air live from Søllested Landsbyordning last week for our Association for Learning Environments
In 2020-2021, our comprehensive professional development programme for 600 teachers in Hoeje-Taastrup is moving into its
At Søllested Village School head teacher Bitten Maria Svendsen and her colleagues have shown both bravery and
Finally, we can share these exiting news with you guys! Sundby will get a new and
At the start of the school year 2020 we had the pleasure of introducing this lovely
In 2017 our cross-disciplinary team of Årstiderne Arkitekter, Sweco and Mutopia won the competition for the new Lindbjergskolen in Herning with
Lene is keynoting online at the upcoming IC3 Spazio Leo event i Modena. Istituto Comprensivo 3 di
On the 10th and 11th of March Lene and Thea moved the office from Roskilde
Friday 13th of March Autens went online with our first mini pop-up conference and Autens Social.
The city of Skanderborg is investing in new school facilities in Hørning. They will replace the
In this podcast with Lene Jensby Lange on Aaron Maurers podcast series Coffee For The Brain
The city of Hjørring is building a new combined nursery and kindergarten in Vrå. The facility
How do we create the best conditions for children’s play, relationships, curiosity and in early years?
Lene was invited to deliver the opening keynote at Education Building Scotland – a yearly conference
In August 2018 the Future School project in the city of Høje Taastrup was launched. It
In collaboration with Louise Klinge, Autens teaches an in-depth module over three afternoons for the 3K
11th of May 2019 the Autens team was ready to welcome all the teachers and pedagogues
We were humbled last September to receive international recognition for our work on Learning Space Design
Of course, we brought our new-found bit of fun, our Virtual Reality glasses, to Japan last
Clare Emily behind Pittsburgh Gal Principal podcast series interviews Lene Jensby Lange on contemporary learning models,
The Foundation Phase Team from South East Wales visits Copenhagen and Malmö in November 3-7. Their
Hellerup School is a distinctive example of an innovative school designed for 21st century learning. The school is – as the only school in the SKUB project – built from new. Its ground-breaking design is based on personalised, agile learning spaces, entirely without classrooms.
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.
Autens believes that learning should be joyful, meaningful, personalised and co-created. And we believe that learning spaces should mirror this and invite creativity of all kinds, embrace differences and show tolerance – and not least communicate the vision of learning.
Autens is committed to the importance of school and learning space design. Learning Spaces are strong narratives that guide students and teachers in their daily work and help make effective and joyful learning happen. Schools and learning spaces should be a clear picture of the learning vision which is at the core of any good school development project.
Over the years, Autens has developed a palet of tools that help formulate customised learning spaces. The tools are built on research in learning, psychology, neurology, organisational cultures and organisational development as well as our experience in the field from working with schools and cities.
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.
A group of head teachers from England paid us a visit: It was a study tour
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?
The interior design solutions at Ordrup School is exceptionally interesting. There has been great emphasis on creating educational value in every squaremeter – with a light color scheme that shows that schools can be anything but linoleum and similar tables with steel frames and laminate tabletops.
My role: – Project manager for interior design project in relation to school reconstruction. – Develop
Spring 2009 Svend E. Pedersen recommended Autens to Nordre School, who were in the planning process
June 2009 A two-day seminar in the countryside with a bunch of crazy, wonderful people who
September 2009 Following a keynote at the Learning from Denmark conference in London, Lene Jensby Lange
Spring 2008 The city of Rudersdal had just introduced a new organisational structure for the citys
My role: – Project manager for interior design project in relation to school reconstruction. – Set
March 2010 In collaboration with Grontmij, Lene Jensby Lange gave two talks on recent Danish school design
Universe Foundation (Universefonden) Autumn 2009 The Danish Universe Foundation (associated with Danfoss Universe) commissioned a major
Gentofte School would like to explore the potential for renewing the school and its educational opportunities
2008 How can we benefit from the wide range of skill, competences and experiences in the
December 2008 Lene Jensby Lange was commissioned – in collaboration with Gentofte local council staff –
Spring 2009 Lene Jensby Lange was asked to facilitate a day of organisational development at Ordrup
June 2009 Lene Jensby Lange, representing colleagues in Grontmij, gave a keynote speech at a well-attended
akkegårds school is redesigned and rebuilt for 100 + million kr. The reconstruction is based on the school’s educational vision.
The project management team consisted of Lene Jensby Lange, Autens, in collaboration with Peter Boris Damsgaard, Grontmij | Carl Bro, in the completing and commissioning phase.
Ordrup School is reorganized, refurbished and rebuilt marked for 100 + million. kr The reconstruction is based on the school’s educational vision.
Lene Jensby Lange Autens, and John Christensen, Grontmij | Carl Bro, amounted project management team in completing and commissioning phase. Lene with special focus on user involvement, communication and learning environments. See also the separate task on the construction of school learning environments for further examples.
Client: Gentofte Kommune, the SKUB project Project Partners: Grontmij | Carl Bro, Skovshoved School + architect
KL has launched the report New perspectives on elementary school. This report proposes a radical break from