In order to challenge the old paradigms, one must first think radically: should this be what school should look like?
Or can learning look completely different?
In order to challenge the old paradigms, one must first think radically: is this what a school should look like?
Or can learning look
gather new ideas
Andreas Reeg https://www.andreasreeg.com
The response from students and teachers is a good starting point. How is school and learning currently experienced, what does the school’s community need in order to feel more comfortable or to have more fun when learning.
Then we can begin to brainstorm. There are many inspiring examples from schools around the world that we should definitely check out. Even more relevant are the big ideas that we generate for our own school.
The results are very encouraging:
come on now, I want to implement!
TEACHER, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Space as an enabler of a different kind of learning
A multidisciplinary High-School-Team wanted to explore how learning spaces can be a catalyst for new learning experiences, and thus conducted interviews and a survey with learners and learning partners (teachers). Collaborative spaces, but also – which came as a surprise – more “calm” areas were two of the as “important” identified needs.
The first steps of the big idea phase inspired the team a lot: videos from schools with innovative space concepts, personal interviews with the initiators have been shared with everyone. Additionally, in a team brainstorming they generated numerous own ideas how to transform/flexibilize classrooms, and how to repurpose common spaces in- and outdoors. Instead of discussing objections and concerns the best ideas were prioritized with the Hub’s Ideas Matrix: which of them can be put into practice with only little effort whilst delivering relevant impact?
Three of the ideas get tested currently: how will they change the learning experience?
What's your big idea?
Have you implemented innovative changes at your school? Do you have a project that you would like to share with others? Sharing is a great way to inspire and excite others!