Sweden has new school system that is eliminating all of its classrooms in favor of an environment that fosters children’s “curiosity and creativity.” It threw out the “old-school” thinking of straight desks in a line in a four-walled classroom.
Architect Rosan Bosch designed the school so children could work independently in opened-spaces while lounging, or go to “the village” to work on group-projects.
All of the furniture in the school, which looks like a lot of squiggles, is meant to aid students in engaging in conversation while working on projects.
The school is non-traditional in every sense: there are no letter grades and students learn in groups at their level, not necessarily by age.
Admission to the school is free, as long as the child has a personal number (like a social security number) and one of the child’s parents is a Swedish tax payer.