The search has begun for Australia’s next generation of inventors, with students in Years 3-8 invited to enter their innovative ideas for the chance to win a trip to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in the USA.
Teachers plan for learning and do so intentionally. We consider learning intent and how students will demonstrate their thoughts, skills and understandings. We embed opportunities to provide ongoing feedback and do so to enable further growth and development. We support, nourish, provide counsel and encourage. But how often do we consider the role of the physical environment in learning? The environment can significantly impact student learning with flexible and inviting spaces acting not only as enablers for learning, but when designed intentionally, can strategically disrupt the learning process.