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My Future School

8-10 yrs old

Art and Design

Technology

Short Description Students reflect on their existing school, research futures learning spaces and collaboratively build a learning space.

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avatar Submitted By: Neil Bramsen

July 13, 2018

Skills

  • Project Based Learning

External References

VR tours - NSW Dept of Education New Build Schools

Take a virtual tour of some of these new school facilities to see the design and educational settings to support learning and teaching.

Future Classroom Lab

The Future Classroom Lab is formed by six different learning spaces. Each space highlights specific areas of learning and teaching.

Infographic: Design engaging learning spaces

The infographic illustrates how design principles can be integrated into new classroom designs

5 evidence-backed examples of biophilic design for schools

Biophilic design is an architectural and interior design style which incorporates and mimics nature. Look at how it can be used in school environments

Learning Objectives

  • 1. Students will investigate, design and construct an example of a future learning school. 2. Students demonstrate skills in collaboration, reflection, resilience and teamwork. 3. Students reflect on and justify designs and provide evidence for their decisions.

Guiding Ideas

1. What works well in our current school? What could we change if we had choice? What do students and teachers in the school want in a future school?

2. What features will be required in a future school, consider K-6 learning spaces including libraries, play areas, outdoor areas, corridors, you name it!

3. Do these spaces improve or enhance learning, why? – (teacher led)

Student Activities

1. Reflect on existing school environment inc. building, structure, indoor and outdoor areas. Document and record images with reflective comments that can be shared back. Use Google Maps to get an aerial perspective of had/soft surfaces and buildings/play areas etc. Consider dimensions of school boundaries.

2. In pairs, groups or individually as teacher chooses, research learning spaces on the Internet, explore images of learning spaces. Students survey staff and peers by generating a Google Form that captures data on student and staff perspectives of a new build school. Students set one area/room/space to research and plan for.

3. Students collaboratively build their school of the future based on 1 and 2. Students document their progress in the journal and screenshot images to show progress. Students Think –Make- Improve in a flexible and reflective process. Optional - have students calculate dimensions and consider budgeting aspects - carpet, paint etc. This will include many maths outcomes and extend the unit if desired.

 

Performance Expectations

1. Students act in a respectful, collaborative and resilient manner. Shared discussions, negotiated processes such as don’t touch/alter other students’ work without permission.

2. Students reflect and offer constructive and teacher moderated feedback at the end of each session.

3. Students workflow and work demonstrates self-regulation, research, time management and a measurable product in term of assigned learning space.

Skills

  • Project Based Learning

External References

VR tours - NSW Dept of Education New Build Schools

Take a virtual tour of some of these new school facilities to see the design and educational settings to support learning and teaching.

Future Classroom Lab

The Future Classroom Lab is formed by six different learning spaces. Each space highlights specific areas of learning and teaching.

Infographic: Design engaging learning spaces

The infographic illustrates how design principles can be integrated into new classroom designs

5 evidence-backed examples of biophilic design for schools

Biophilic design is an architectural and interior design style which incorporates and mimics nature. Look at how it can be used in school environments