Classroom Design

Creating Powerful and Engaging Learning Environments 3

Creating Powerful and Engaging Learning Environments

The physical learning environment has a powerful impact on students’ social and emotional landscape. Physical spaces should be intentionally designed to support academic achievement. Though educators and designers have a variety of frameworks available to guide their development of 21st century learning spaces, the works of futurist David Thornburg and his primordial archetypes are heralded by …

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Definitive Guide: How to Apply Colours in the Learning Environment 14

Definitive Guide: How to Apply Colours in the Learning Environment

Imagine sitting in a room coloured entirely in red.  Chances are high that you will feel agitated, perhaps with a little anger or hunger.  Why? Because colour matters.  Colour in the classroom certainly matters. Research demonstrates that specific colours influence the morale, emotions, behaviour, and performance of learners.  Colour impacts students’ eye strain, degree of …

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The Ultimate Guide To Future Focused Learning 22

The Ultimate Guide To Future Focused Learning

What is Future Focused Learning? Although, the Future Focused Learning philosophy and variations of the ‘6 Cs’ theoretical framework has been a prominent pedagogical approach for the better part of a decade… Our iteration is adapted from Michael Fullan’s 2014 New Pedagogies for Deep Learning and offers new insight in how modern and flexible learning spaces can …

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Create Engaging Classrooms for Special Needs Students

Supporting All Students Everywhere This comprehensive guide provides a solid foundation with helpful information to design engaging classrooms for special needs students. When space planning for special education centres, there are a number of things to take into consideration including; acoustics and colour, textures and fabrics, sensory play areas, safety and sustainability, flexible and comfortable …

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Shared Vision For Growth

One School’s Journey to Flexible Learning Environments The School St Nicholas Catholic Primary School was established in 1876 in Tamworth, New South Wales. The Catholic parish school hosts over 500 students and is committed to fostering an educational environment built on a love of learning, personal development, community and shared faith. The Project The project involved furnishing …

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