The focus of education is to provide students with equal access to experiences and opportunities that deliver high quality academic development, support students in the pursuit of their passions, enhance creative thinking, and motivate them to achieve their personal goals.
Teachers are the front line workers within every community who need to be able to access reliable communication and professional development to consistently meet the needs of their students thus enabling them to become positive and flexible contributors in the world of the future.
Schools must endeavour to be proactive in providing students with a safe and modern learning environment that balances academic achievement with social development and personal strength.
The Space for Learning is a blog that highlights and discusses important issues with teachers who are tasked with providing an empowering and purposeful educational journey for 21st century learners.
These discussions enable teachers to share information relating to the latest research and data that assists with assessment, planning and implementing programs.
Links that promote and describe valuable resources reduce the amount of time a teacher spends trying to discover new ideas and tools for their classrooms.
Successful teaching strategies including inclusive education, technology and classroom design are discussed and feedback is given to support teachers as they broaden their repertoire of skills.
Schools can access concise information that summarises detailed research into learning spaces and their impact on student engagement and success. This information can influence funding decisions and changes to the curriculum, facilities and resources used within the school.
The Future Learning Space is dedicated to understanding and providing for students who come from refugee backgrounds. The comprehensive resources assist teachers and schools in ensuring that they are prepared to face the unique challenges and opportunities that comes with meeting the needs of these new Australians.
Finally, The Space for Learning is a place to ponder (and squiggle). To read, listen or watch and then take some time to consider your own views and hats as a teacher of 21st century learners. Pondering or daydreaming is a powerful tool that allows the mind to wander, consider new ideas and envision a future that all people want to engage in.