School Design: Creating Learning Spaces for Better Engagement
Today, the concepts found in great learning spaces are: 1) flexibility - the space can be modified to enhance the activity. 2) collaboration - the space is suitable for learners to collaborate and share information. 3) Visible thinking - if someone walked into your classroom for the first time, would the students' thinking be visible? 4) project friendly - if students are to to be active and engaged in their work, they need flat surfaces for clear thinking. 5) Comfortable - where possible, offer a variety of seating and standing options.
Research Reasons for Design Changes
Browse reports and books for references on the science behind a 4D Space. Creating a student-centered learning environment, where a culture of thinking can florish, requires a total re-thinking of the traditional classroom.
Browse articles relating to school and learning space design. Articles challenge our conventional thoughts about classrooms, even to the point of eliminating them.
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