This page highlights books currently being read, as well as links to Wayfind Education’s booklists for good reads on education policy, practice, leadership, learning space design, and more.
Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World by Django Paris & H. Samy Alim.
“…raises fundamental questions about the purpose of schooling in changing societies. Bringing together an intergenerational group of prominent educators and researchers, this volume engages and extends the concept of culturally sustaining pedagogy (CSP)—teaching that perpetuates and fosters linguistic, literate, and cultural pluralism as part of schooling for positive social transformation.”
How to Study Public Life by Jan Gehl & Birgitte Svarre
“How do we accommodate a growing urban population in a way that is sustainable, equitable, and inviting? This question is becoming increasingly urgent to answer as we face diminishing fossil-fuel resources and the effects of a changing climate while global cities continue to compete to be the most vibrant centers of culture, knowledge, and finance.”
The Translational Design of Schools: An Evidence-Based Approach to Aligning Pedagogy and Learning Environments by Kenn Fisher (Editor)
“This book summarises the deep level of research carried out since 2008 within the emerging, evidence-based, translational design (EBD) approach to learning environments research. This programme has been carried out by the Learning Environments Applied Research Network of the University of Melbourne, its partners and colleagues.”
Links >> Wayfind Education’s Book Lists on Amazon
Furthering the metaphor of wayfinding, the following book resources can serve as a “North Star” (or the Southern Cross, for those in the Southern Hemisphere) to guide the journey from knowledge into action.