I took a ride out to Baverstock Oaks and Mission Heights School this morning to have a look at two of Aucklands recently built schools. They certainly are impressive and on first impressions quite a contrast from schools built even a decade ago. The questions I have are; is the teaching and learning congruent with the 21st century design? What mental models potentially constrain teachers and need to be challenged? How are the learning spaces set up to meet a variety of learning situations e.g one on one, small group, large group, peer learning opportunities.