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 our Learning Coordinator, Rebecca Goozee, ran a series of workshops with KS2, KS3 and KS4 learners from across London to explore the principles of architectural model making, different modeling 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)