Learning modes

The learning modes for future-focused learning highlight different ways in which learning occurs. Each mode requires students and teachers to be interacting differently with space and each other.

When we are aware of, and can identify how we want learning to occur, it guides the decision making on the design of learning space and technology requirements that will best support the desired learning.

Space, furniture and technology can all help to enable learning modes that coexist or can be quickly and easily transitioned.

For case study examples of how learning space is designed around learning see Department of Education and Training (Victoria): Linking pedagogy and space (PDF 6.24MB).

Explore the learning modes

Collaboration is a place to learn with others.

Discussion a place to talk about and share my ideas.

Feedback & reflection a place to learn about my learning.

Guided a place to learn with an expert

Explicit a place to learn from an expert.

Demonstration a place to present my learning.

Experiential a place to make, explore and investigate.

Independent a place to learn by myself.

Download a copy of the A3 learning modes poster (PDF 241.74KB).

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