Learning spaces in a digital age

stephen perse foundation

Google hangout, IOS7, google drive. What a very digital beginning of term! As we embark on the new school year, I am acutely conscious that the vocabulary of leaning and communication is changing. Within a relatively short space of time the digital world is enveloping the school community in many and powerful ways. Our teachers – always keen to explore new ways of learning – have taken on the mantle of digital learners themselves.

This digital dimension to school life inevitably challenges us to re-evaluate the learning spaces across the school. Last year our focus was on the function of a library – what was the point of a room that was essentially a repository of books when books can be accessed digitally any time, any where? The inspiring Power of the Story concept in the Junior School and intellectually challenging and evolving Cabinet of Curiosities in the Senior School…

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