Designing a learning space
When students dream of learning, just how good might that learning become?
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This book tracks the details of a project involving a dedicated, fantastic, hard working secondary student team, who won a competition to redesign their learning environment. The competition started with the premise that the best people to design learning, would certainly include be those taking part in the learning themselves - the students. That certainly proved to be the case.
Their design, carefully researched, and the result of much Skyping to others, quizzing of experts, surveying of everyone from other students to their cleaners, and debate, was underpinned by a simple premise, if students dream of learning, how great can they really make it?
The answer turned out to be that learning can be absolutely stellar. With outcomes and results to match.
This book is a summary of their (and my) learning, our evidence, their joy and engagement. It very much serves as a manual, and blueprint, for other schools looking to run similar projects....
If you want better learning, start here.