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Are your learning environments aligned with your pedagogical vision? Do they cater to different students and their needs? Are they nudging how you want everybody to work and learn and helping you all become the school you aspire to be?
There is a hidden curriculum in classrooms shaping student behavior and teacher work styles to an industrial age framework. Breaking free from those traditional roles and unleashing real learning is a huge but necessary step. Today we need spaces that support collaboration, experiments, exhibitions, playful varied learning and a whole lot more. We also need those quiet spaces for reflection, study and downtime. Bringing spaces into your didactic toolbox changes your capacity for creative teaching and learning in inclusive welcoming environments.
One innovative teacher may create an exciting learning space that help improve wellbeing and learning for his or her students. We encourage you to take the leap from a few passionate educators changing their own spaces to work strategically with your learning space design throught your school, building a common culture of student-centered learning.
The Learning Space Design LabTM workshop sets the scene for teams, whole faculties or student bodies to create new practices and learning environments collaboratively and empower both teachers and students to start making that change in their classrooms.
Learning Space Design LabTM will inspire you, boost the amount of ideas you get and start building a shared understanding of the narrative of learning spaces in your school.
Learning Space Design LabTM is a playful, hands-on workshop enabling you all to visualize where you may take your school embarking on those next practices you aim for, letting you collaborate and negotiate with the use of your hands more than words.
The workshop have a dual purpose: To create innovative and inclusive learning environment designs and to strengthen the pedagogical vision and desired learning culture, building common ownership and empowering participants to go out and change their spaces and culture accordingly.
Learning Space Design Lab™ is recognised as a Top 100 Global Innovation in Education by the renowned Finnish organization HundrED.org, an organization dedicated to identify and share innovations the will help every child flourish.
USE LEARNING SPACE DESIGN LAB™ FOR
A Learning Space Design Lab™ Workshop takes about 2-4 hours. We work with teams, faculties, student councils, small and large groups of teachers and students etc. Of course in a Covid19 conscious format.
GENERIC CLASSROOMS workshop
In this workshop we explore how generic classrooms can be reimagined in terms of interior design and the way we use it
REDESIGN YOUR EXISTING SCHOOL
In this workshop we look at your specific school spaces (we will build you a model!). We will reimagine how they can be used and redesign with your students in mind.
CO-CREATE DESIGN BRIEFS FOR
NEW-BUILT OR REFURBISHMENT
Are you remodeling your school or building a new facility? Use our Design Lab to co-create a guiding pedagogical vision and educational specs.
CO-CREATE DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR YOUR LEARNING VISION
Use Learning Space Design Lab to collaboratively explore and create guiding principles for your learning space design that are aligned with your pedagogical vision.
(…) “The biggest hit, however was the Learning Space Design Lab™ where our teachers worked together to design their dream environments in a specific model. Why it was so productive and really worked, I can’t answer, but they developed two proposals that everyone could get behind and which, incidentally, completely dismantled previous barriers to change. The process was filmed and photographed, and we have received very useful documentation.” Morten May, head teacher at Byens Skole.