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"We never educate directly, but indirectly by means of the environment. Whether we permit chance environments to do the work, or whether we design environments for the purpose makes a great difference. And any environment is a chance environment so far as its educative influence is concerned unless it has been deliberately regulated with reference to its educative effect." 

 John Dewey, "Democracy and Education," 1916

The program develops new, significant learning spaces in addition to the conventional school space. These new spaces will meet the needs of the individual and the community alike. 

City Learning Spaces

Going Outside the Walls

In the paper before you, we present an innovative learning perception that sees the learning process as unfolding at any given time and place, and is acquired at any possible encounter with any available individual, space, and knowledge. This assumption  places a heavy burden on educators’ shoulders when they have to design a learning environment for potential learners. The model of spatial city learning presents a multidimensional, community-based approach for implementing that perception.

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By tamirg