Today there are many concerns about the loss of creativity in the school curriculum. STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths – and other methods are advocating a more holistic and transdisciplinary approach to learning.
What can architects learn from their engineer and scientist peers – and vice versa – about innovative and engaging ways of creative learning for young people? How might such methods be better built into both school education and professional built environment practice?
Thornton Education Trust (TET) is a charity created in 2020 to advance education in architecture and urban design for children and young people. We seek to close the gap between architecture and education: to embed architecture in young people’s education, and to embed young people in architecture. We do this through research, resources, online masterclasses and an annual programme of awards.