Geelong Lutheran College recently were visiting Trinity Lutheran College, St Peters Lutheran College Springfield and Fortitude Valley State Secondary College (Vertical School) with Derek Bartels. They were investigating how space and design can support contemporary learning.
Some of DBs tips based on world beating research including Melbourne University ILETC:
– all spaces should be EASILY RECONFIGURABLE and any slider or operable wall that takes more than 20 secs to open is ineffective.
– have less than more furniture DECLUTTER – if you have a physical chair per student, you may have too many chairs!
– enable teacher teaming and collaborative cohorts of 100+ students supported by rich pedagogy