Agile Learning Spaces
To provide relevant, meaningful and engaging learning for our students, school leaders need to design learning spaces that accommodate the way our students learn today and in the future.
St Margaret Marys Merrylands
Spaces where teachers and students can collaborate, learn together and work together. Many leading educators such as Stephen Heppell have documented the importance of agile learning spaces in supporting contemporary learning. In particular Stephen believes agile learning spaces are not just about flexibility, but also about the ability for easy and quick reconfigurability to suit the learning need at the time.
Schools in our dicoese are already incorporating many of these principles in redesigned learning spaces. Students are using learning spaces to make movies, create outdoor gardens, establish radio stations. This contemporary learning is being accommodated in stimulating and flexible learning spaces that can accommodate a range of learning needs for individuals, small groups, large groups and even whole school activities.
Links to a range of documents, resources, videos on understanding, managing and designing optimal classroom spaces can be found at Edlib. Includes links to Stephen Heppells work.
System Learning also provides a list of bookmarked websites for Learning Space design as well as links to suppliers at their Delicious account.
An extensive photo gallery of images from our diocesan schools, as well as schools around Australia and across the world provide ideas and inspiration for any school leader looking at redesigning their learning spaces. View them at the Learning Exchange Mobile Me Gallery.
Download the Learning Exchange brochure Resources to Support Agile Learning Spaces.
The Agile Learning Spaces Design session was aimed at providing information to our school leaders about ways to create learning spaces that support contemporary learning needs. The session aimed to share ideas, principles and practical ideas for good learning space design.
For all the presentations, references, and information from the session please go to the Agile Learning Spaces Design session webpage.