Delivered at Innovate Schools 2014, 9 October 2014.
The use of educational technology inside and outside the classroom is changing the way we teach. New models like the"flipped classroom” have emerged as more effective ways to transfer knowledge and engage learners meaningfully.
However, technology is just one aspect of the learning environment in classrooms. In this talk, I touch on the design of physical classroom space, and question the very need for constructs like grade divisions and classroom walls.
I touch on examples such as the School of One in New York, visuals of fresh classroom designs and South African experiments, like Judi Francisco's JustBlendit! experiment at Micklefield Primary.