Learning environments that are active, cooperative and engaging serve to benefit teachers and students alike. Many current classrooms still fail to utilise their potential. By rethinking the classroom experience, however, educators can maximise learning opportunities and create meaningful experiences.
A more flexible and adaptable classroom allows space to be tailored specifically to the purpose of each class. For example, sections can be cordoned off for quiet reading, individual research or group discussions.
As well as physical flexibility, budget flexibility is another important consideration. Full scale building renovation can be both costly and disruptive and often fails to deliver the flexibility required.
For these reasons, there is now a distinct move towards sourcing more temporary or semi-permanent options.
Our bands are loving the acoustic benefits and the dance groups love the fact that they can separate the room for rehearsals. We have used the temporary wall in a variety of ways so far, including as a display board for our 60th Celebration materials.