Learning spaces at Richmond View School are far from traditional, and are created intentionally to facilitate student-led, collaborative learning. Our curriculum is progressively moving toward project-based learning, allowing student greater freedom of choice within which to exercise their critical thinking skills. Our thematic learning spaces were designed by students, in order to stimulate creativity within either an independent or collaborative setting.
Core principles for learning spaces Our learning space design is based on a number of principles that research has proven to be essential features of positive learning spaces. As our campus is constantly changing, new possibilities are emerging.
Principles for learning spaces:
provide a professional and ‘real life’ environment
cater for a diverse variety of users
are multipurpose, expected to be changed/adapted in the future
facilitate use of technology
foster positive relationships and community
give users input in the design of furniture and layout
allow for furniture to be moved around and re-configured
accommodate changing technology and a multitude of devices
Our spaces Every classroom has capability for learning to occur in solitary, small group, larger group and whole class contexts. Spaces are utilised to complement the task being undertaken. Small focus rooms, such as the Map Room and the Hobbit Room, provide spaces for students to work independently or in small groups in a inspiring environment.
Beyond the classrooms and outdoor learning spaces, we also have a state of the art auditorium, hall, Kidz Shed and library.