Put together a design brief for a new learning space.
I approached this task like stream of consciousness, so I brainstormed all of the items I would like in my ideal learning space. So, in no particular order…
- Spaces and furniture that reflect the different ways people learn – Quiet spaces, Spaces for performing. Spaces to cook, Spaces to work on my own, with a partner (cafe style), in groups, in front of others, standing up, sitting down, lying down. Spaces that allows me to be in the outdoors.
- Space for displays. Whiteboards, TV Screens, Monitors, Noticeboards…
- Space for Storage – concrete materials, models and constructions all take up space and need somewhere to live.
- Readily available access to a range technology
- Sustainable – uses renewable energy sources. Supports recycling. environmental friendly design.
- A workspace for teachers – to be with my colleagues. (I spent a lot of time considering this one.
- Space for things that are fun – ball pit, a slide, a tree house
Whilst the space is important, the quality of the teaching and the learning inside the space is what really counts.
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