Previous blog posts from 24/05/2011 to 17/02/2012
It is challenging to use the additional space - planning ahead on how to use it needs to match the purpose of the lesson rather than just using it ad hoc. Everyone needs to be clear about agreements for student /teacher code of conduct to use flexible learning spaces wisely.
It is really important to plan for the flexible learning spaces when planning the curriculum. Otherwise, we may fall into the trap of teaching as per a "normal" classroom and not making the most of the flexible learning space.
With the new BER buildings, there is plenty of space. The challenge is to use it in a flexible manner.
What protocols are needed?
What is the purpose of using spaces?
How is the flexible learning space planned fo
I think the purpose is ultimately to engage students into open ended teaching and learning experiences. We have also in recent years started to forget about learning styles. These spaces are perfect to make connections regarding how kids learn best.
How do teachers cater for students who seem to enjoy socialising, or moving around and struggle to sit down? How can we use learning spaces to cater for their needs?
wonder if these learning spaces are better suited to primary schools where students movement between classes is less than it is in high schools.
Dedicated classes in these space versus adhoc timetabling of lessons seems a more productive use of these spaces.
What role do the following have in using Flexible Learning Spaces:
- Shared Vision
- Team learning
- Individual Mastery
- Systems Thinking
- Flexible Thinking
"We have to be the change we want to see in the world" -
How does your child learn best?
How can flexible learning spaces help your child more? [or less]
How do you learn best?
I like a quiet place where I am not distracted.
I like to learn in a variety of ways. If studying or writing then obviously peace and quiet. I prefer learning by doing and discussing with peers. It depends on the situation and I think my demeanour.
The new building is great for space. Using it wisely is the challenge.
In some classes, too much time is spent on the floor listening to the teacher.
Some teachers are really creative in using space in smaller classrooms.
Different students need collaborative space, own space, quiet space, shared space, etc... how does your child learn best?
How does the teacher's teaching and learning style influence how space is used in a classroom?
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