Flexible learning space by design

Flexible learning spaces can support contemporary learning and teaching, which builds the skills and capabilities students will need to thrive in a complex and dynamic future.

In this course, participants will use design thinking to create a flexible learning space for their school. They will work together to design and prototype a flexible learning space and explore design principles that enable contemporary learning and teaching in a space that supports and empowers all learners.

The principles of universal design will be used to ensure spaces are designed to meet the needs of all learners.

This course is ideal for a team of teachers and/or leaders from an existing, refurbished or new school. It would be useful to have a space for redesign in mind and bring along dimensions of the space along with budgetary or other guidelines for their design.

Time 5 hours
Delivery mode Online (facilitated)
Audience K-12 teachers
Prior knowledge No prior knowledge required
Next session June 16

Components

Participants will:
  • consider the impact of flexible spaces on building positive school culture;
  • explore the NSW Department of Education’s eight learning modes and how flexible learning spaces can enable agile transitions between modes;
  • design and prototype a learning space that meets the unique needs of their school; and
  • develop evaluation strategies to measure the impact of the space on student engagement and learning outcomes.

'Flexible learning space by design' is currently classified as 'Elective PL' by NESA. It was designed to address standards 3.4.2, 4.2.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

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