Models in School Education

Shaping Space: Architectural Models Revealed was supported by an educational programme to encourage learners of all age groups to engage with architectural model making practices. During the exhibition we run a series of workshops with KS2, KS3 and KS4 learners from across London to explore the principles of architectural model making, different modelling materials and a range of modelling practices not commonly delivered in the classroom. Supporting this programme of activity accompanying resources and films were designed to engage learners with hands-on making, allowing for embodied experiences, and a deepened connection to the built environment. 

The education programme is rooted in the research carried out at the V&A Research Institute (VARI), looking into embodied learning practices. To learn more look at our Encounters on the Shopfloor project and the accompanying publication Hands-On Learning and Making: Interdisciplinary perspectives on embodied engagement, ed. by Marta Ajmar and Catherine Speight and supported by the V&A Research Institute (UCL press, 2023)