INNOVATIVE learning environmentS?
we help you CREATE innovative student-centered learning spaces
that will engage and empower
Spaces and interior design play an important role in our life and well-being That is why we at Autens focus on listening to our customers and partners when we design new spaces. We often help schools with creating or rewriting their vision and let teachers and students design their own new learning environments. We know from our experience it gives the best result. In collaboration with you, we work to create inspiring and inclusive learning spaces and environments that support child well-being. Spaces that provide space for community, development of 21st century skills, creativity, experimentation and curiosity.
Our goal is to understand your needs and wishes, and in collaboration with you find ideas, solutions and inspiration. We do this, among others, through
workshops designed to your needs, where you are in focus, and where you get the tools to re-think the classroom and move into the opportunities of learning environments.
Please contact us for a non-committal talk about learning environments and how we can help you along the way.
NEW SPACES IN OLD SCHOOLS - AT (ALMOST) NO BUDGET?
Most children go to school in buildings that were created in another time when the focus on collaboration, creativity and student-centered learning was not the key focus. So what can you do in old school buildings to make the learning environments up to date to serve students of today for their lives tomorrow?
One of our favorite examples is Høsterkøb Skole. It is a small village school north of Copenhagen in Denmark. They came to us due to lack of space for all their classes. We helped them rediscover the space they had, and rethink how they were using it based on their mission, vision and core values. We then spent a day with their wonderful teaching staff to reimaging their learning spaces to better support and scaffold inclusive pedagogies, projects and student-centered learning. We did a little video on the project. Take a look!
School environments should inspire creativity of all kinds, embrace differences and open many paths to learning – and not least communicate the school’s learning vision.
Autens is committed to the importance of school and learning space design. Learning Spaces are strong narratives that guide students and teachers in their daily work and help make effective and joyful learning happen. Schools and learning spaces should be a clear picture of the learning vision which is at the core of any good school development project.
Over the years, Autens has developed a palet of tools that help formulate customised learning spaces. The tools are built on research in learning, psychology, neurology, organisational cultures and organisational development as well as our experience in the field from working with schools and cities.