Creating Spaces That Align To The Curriculum.

Educational experiences are evolving as a result of emerging pedagogies and new technologies. New understandings of positive psychology have led to the belief that students learn more when they have access to a variety of resources and the ability to learn at their own speed.

Active learning is any learning activity in which the student participates or interacts with the learning process, as opposed to passively taking in the information. These are classrooms that rethink convention and move away from the traditional setting of rows. They are learning spaces that can easily transform from content focus to interactivity focus to production, problem solving and back again.

Active learning differs from conventional approaches in two major respects. For starters, active learning is student-centered, allowing students to be active participants in their learning.

Secondly, active learning is centred around solving open-ended challenges or producing some kind of final product, which may be anything from a written paper to a poster or short film. These projects provide students with the ability to acquire a broad variety of learning skills.

Engaging in Active Learning

Keep Learners at the Centre of the Design Process

The interactive zone is where active learning occurs! Think group projects, case studies and role playing where the teacher is the facilitator, and not a one-way information provider. An ALC (active learning classroom) fosters collaborative learning to create a deeper understanding as students are more engaged in the learning process.

Great for developing critical thinking skills, this zone is characterised by informal settings that attract students to the group with circular, face to face formats with flexible furniture providing mobility for the sharing of ideas.

Primary Classrooms

The presentation of content from educators to students in a group-based format is particularly successful where younger learners are concerned as students gain additional guidance by observing their peers around them. Open plan spaces filled with colour and stimulation motivates and excites enquiring minds.

Secondary Classrooms

A convenient deviation from the traditional stand and deliver classroom settings, focus based innovative learning spaces still ensure the audience is in full view of the presenter, whilst offering differing student table and seating formats to accommodate individual needs, with clean lines of sight to allow teachers to provide additional aid to those that require it. Questions and feedback are encouraged whilst content is shared.