Ag­ile learn­ing spa­ces cre­ated

Central Telegraph - - LIFE -

REDEEMER LUTHERAN COL­LEGE

THE word or phrase on ev­ery­one’s lips in ed­u­ca­tion is ag­ile learn­ing.

An ag­ile learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment is an ed­u­ca­tional play­ground or class­room that is de­signed with the in­ten­tion to be ad­justable and move­able. The learn­ing area is planned by stu­dent and teacher to sup­port ideas among the peers, col­lab­o­ra­tion and ex­per­i­men­ta­tion. It has a huge im­pact on the way stu­dents and teach­ers con­nect and com­mu­ni­cate.

We have im­ple­mented these spa­ces as much as we could and teach­ers have been em­brac­ing this ap­proach with en­thu­si­asm. We have found that stu­dents’ needs are catered for in­di­vid­u­ally and that stu­dents find learn­ing less of a chal­lenge but rather a com­fort­able ex­pe­ri­ence. Be­hav­iour pat­terns have changed dras­ti­cally and learn­ing ar­eas seem to be more invit­ing and cre­ative. The pho­to­graphs show stu­dents im­mersed in these spa­ces and one thing is a fact: our stu­dents are catered for ac­cord­ing to their needs and their gen­er­a­tion.

It is im­por­tant to re­alise what was ac­cept­able and proper in the olden days is not what our cur­rent gen­er­a­tion needs to ex­plore and to progress. Learn­ing is re­ally ex­cit­ing at Redeemer.

LEFT: Jesse John­son em­brac­ing an ag­ile learn­ing space.

Wob­ble chairs for core strength. PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

Furniture with a mod­ern twist sits well with the teenagers.

Stu­dents can some­times be more pro­duc­tive stand­ing.

Even in my lit­tle corner next to the bin I find learn­ing easy, says Kaden Lower.

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