Category Archives: 21st Century Learning

A Future “Generating Knowledge” Space Design Brief

All Working TogetherThis is a reflection I have visited so often lately, that is, to brief a future learning space. One that will keep up with changes socially, environmentally and technically. And the more I reflect on this the more “dense” and “thickened” my ideas become. To the point that I no longer felt I had a clear vision.

What would be needed in a future learning space in the outback is on a completely different level and purpose to the city. What would be needed if the world resources continue to dive is not “predictable” in just one area as education as so much is affected by it.

Then this morning I realised that no matter how many times I scribed my thoughts on paper, on the computer, in my eyes there is no “crystal ball”, no solution, no correct answer. It was all about current research, current ideas and future perceptions. Continue reading

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FUTURE LEARNING SPACES: “DESIGNS OF NECESSITY” NOT “DESIGNS OF CHOICE”

“DEPLETION OF THE WORLD’S RESOURCES IS A NATURAL CONTRACEPTIVE” Rita Finlay, 2013

So, my “reflective and critical thought learning spaces” are at the moment, 24 hours a day it seems,  consumed with this process of designing a “learning space of the future”.

So many conflicting thoughts and supposed solutions that don’t correspond or work together.

Let’s go back to an original post on this site “21st Century Sustainable Learning Spaces Are Two Faced”  and I go around in circles trying to resolve the world’s global, population, resources and economic problems. What am I thinking? Continue reading

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Where Do the Children Play?

“I know we have come along way but tell me, where do the children play”. (Cat Stevens)

I am starting to feel like a two year old wanting to throw the “world’s biggest tantrum” and leave no ear on the planet unmoved.

We build, we dig, we mine, we blast, we spray, we pave, we earth, we paint, we detonate, we implode, we fight wars and it just goes on and on. Continue reading

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LEARNING SPACES- THE NOW AND IN THE FUTURE

An exploration of several learning spaces of the now and the 21st century, and how they transform our understanding of student learning, curriculum and teacher pedagogy.

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21st Century Sustainable Learning Spaces Are Two Faced

face2faceLearning in the 21st century is “two faced” One face of hope, international collaboration and experiences which will benefit human kind especially in terms of education and medicine. But the other face of 21st century learning is the drastic effect of mining and refining the earth resources so as to make technology accessible, faster, more adaptable and wide-spread. Continue reading

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