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Is the Classroom Still Relevant in an eLearning Environment?
Loaded on behalf of Andrew Tidswell (Many thanks) Presented at CEGSA 2010 conference 'Leading Learning, Engaging Technology'. Andrew is the SA Chapter President of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International. CEGSA is the 'Computers in Education Group of South Australia'.

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  • 1.
    • IS THE CLASSROOM STILL RELEVANT IN AN E-LEARNING ERA?
    • Andrew Tidswell
    • SA Chapter President
    • Council of Educational Facility Planners International
    • CEGSA CONFERENCE
    • July 2010
    • Australian Science & Mathematics School
  • 2. 100 years ago +
  • 3. 50 years ago
  • 4.
    • School design
    • Spot the difference
    • 1880
    • 1980
  • 5. 2010 Inner West new school
  • 6. Learning Environments
    • The nature of learning environments has not changed significantly since the 19 th century
    • Schools are still formal and regimented in their design
    • Basically rows of classrooms and other support spaces
    • Focussed on a class with a teac her out the front
  • 7. Changing Pedagogy
    • From teacher directed to learner centred
    • Constructivist project based learning
    • Collaboration and co-operation
    • Learning in a context of life experiences
    • New ICT and wide ranging access to it
  • 8.  
  • 9. What does this mean to the teaching and learning environment?
    • Constructivist project based learning
    • Collaboration and co-operation
    • Accessibility of technology
    • Learning in a context of life experiences
    • Opportunities to explore ideas- not answering set questions
    • Group collaboration & learning
    • Creating an environment where students build on their own knowledge
    • Rethinking the role of the teacher
  • 10. We are still in the Henry Ford production line model of education
  • 11.  
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  • 13. The Council for Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI)
    • International organisation dedicated to the provision of exemplary learning environments for students
    • Brings together educators and architects/planners in a unique partnership
    • Australasia Region the fastest growing region in the world
    • Developing strategic alliances with organisations that have similar goals of improved learning outcomes
  • 14. CEFPI Australasia Conference Perth May 2010 The Mayfield Project Investigations into the school learning environment
  • 15. The ubiquitousness of ICT
    • 2010
    • PC
    • Mac
    • Internet
    • E-mail
    • Mobile phone
    • MP3 player
    • iPhone
    • Laptop
    • Notebook
    • PC
    • iPad
    • X-Box
    • Wii
    • Smart boards
    • Kindle
    • etc
    • 1980
    • IBM PC
    • Apple macintosh
  • 16. The ubiquitousness of ICT
    • 2040
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  • 17. Computers were going to make schools obsolete
    • Young people integrate new technologies into all aspects of their everyday life.
    • Students are connected to each other and the world all the time on networks that cannot be controlled by teachers or parents.
    • Why are we insisting on filling students heads with bits of information that they can insytantly get on Google?
    • How can we make school learning relevant in this environment?
  • 18. AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS SCHOOL MODEL ICT LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
    • PLANNING AND DESIGN BRIEF
    • ICT DRIVERS
    • Student home base ICT workstation
    • ICT rich environment facilitating learning anywhere, anytime
    • Connection to global community
    • Technology to provide meaningful & relevant learning experiences
    • Ability to keep ICT at leading edge
  • 19. AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS SCHOOL MODEL ICT LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
  • 20. Is the classroom obsolete?
    • Traditionally ICT has been introduced into standard classrooms.
    • Is there a better physical environment for good e-learning to occur?
  • 21. Is the classroom obsolete?
    • Is the classroom hindering good teaching & learning?
    • If you could do one thing to make it better what would it be?
    • Is the ASMS a good model?
  • 22. School community like a town community
  • 23. Is the classroom obsolete?
    • Do we need traditional classrooms or should we just have a range of other types of spaces and facilities?
    • What types of spaces?
    • How is flexibility provided?
  • 24. Is the classroom obsolete?
  • 25.  
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  • 27. CEFPI Australasia 2010 national award winning schools Dandenong High School Vic
  • 28. CEFPI Australasia 2010 national award winning schools Australian Technical College Sunshine Vic
  • 29. CEFPI Australasia 2010 national award winning schools St Frances de Salle Primary School Vic
  • 30. CEFPI Australasia 2010 national award winning schools Bond University Qld
  • 31. CEFPI Australasia 2010 national award winning schools Bond University Qld
  • 32. CEFPI Australasia 2010 national award winning schools NAB Learning Academy Vic
  • 33. CEFPI Australasia 2010 national award winning schools NAB Learning Academy Vic
  • 34. What can we do with existing schools? The reality is we will retain most existing schools for decades to come What can we do to make them more learner appropriate?
  • 35. What can we do with existing schools?
  • 36. What can we do with existing schools?
    • Break up the boxes / take out some walls
    • Access to variety of spaces
    • Flexibility in design and use
    • Learner centred focus
  • 37. What can we do with existing schools?
  • 38. Where to from here?
    • More of the same is not appropriate any more
    • The learning needs must drive the ICT and the design of the physical environment
    • Learners will make choices as to where and how they learn best. They do this at home. Schools should provide the same opportunities.
    • What does this mean for the provision of new schools, the redevelopment of existing schools and the use of ICT in learning environments?
  • 39. ICT Considerations for schools
    • What are we trying to teach and learn
    • Consider the future, not the past nor even the present
    • Pervasiveness of ICT
    • The ways young people use technologies
    • The ways young people learn
    • Personalised individual learning & group collaborative learning
    • Integration of technologies into the learning
    • Technologies available and how quickly they change (superceded)
    • Wired and wireless networks
    • Consolidation or dispersal of equipment
    • Ownership
    • Storage
    • Building issues (daylight, glare, power supply, security, furniture)
    • Flexibility
    • Physical and virtual learning environments
  • 40.  
  • 41. The physical environment must encourage good learning, creativity, enjoyment and fun