Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
Secondary School, redesigned
The Spaces of modern pedagogy
My masterwork deals with the building of the high school in Komárom.
My goal was to create a school building to support teaching that based on the principles of modern pedagogy. On the one hand, I wanted to provide differentiated learning and community spaces for the students. On the other hand, my goal was to open the building for the citizens of the town. I wanted to create an intensively used building that could be a second home for the students and a community centre for the neighbourhood.
In my thesis I would like to find out which characteristics are needed to have a well-functioning school building that supports modern pedagogy, motivates its users, and creates a healthy environment. I attempt to review the effects of social changes on education, pedagogy, and school architecture. I deal with competency-based education and articulate the new spatial needs that need to be met in today’s schools. I present three examples of school architecture in more detail. At the end of my thesis, I attempt to determine the characteristics of an ideal school environment that supports modern pedagogy. I determine these characteristics based on the literature research, the building visits, and the interviews I made.