Agile learning spaces created
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.