Research trip to Copenhagen with CUE (Centre for Urban Education)

Hi, I am Denise Bowler, the Secondary and Post-16 Coordinator at the Whitworth Art Gallery.

At the gallery, we are constantly thinking about space – how spaces work for young learners, how different spaces inspire particular reactions, all part of our current thinking.

In March 2010, I was lucky enough to go to Copenhagen to look at how spaces can shape learning as part of a research trip with CUE (Centre for Urban Education).

I went with a group of teachers from the north west to visit award-winning schools, meet the architects and interior designers, and check out learning spaces in Statens Museum for Kunst and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. We saw some amazing architecture and got lots of ideas for how we can use and design space in the future. Have a look at the presentation to get a flavour of some of the sights!

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