Innovative design to support and inspire learning for the students of today and tomorrow
Teaching has evolved in recent years where both teaching and learning are more active. The chalkboard is no longer the central focus of the classroom making one-size-fits-all classroom settings rigid in how teaching can take place. Today, teachers are utilizing student-centered instructional methods, mixing delivery styles by combining large group instruction with small group collaboration, project-based activities and individual learning. Unfortunately, the functionality of many school buildings hasn’t kept pace with the evolution of learning to support this learning style.
Schools need to change and adapt based on frequently changing instructional delivery methods. EUA recognizes the importance of having flexibility in the physical environment and are committed to creating learning spaces that meet today's needs and are flexible enough to evolve as teacher and student needs change. A mix of physical environments - small group instruction rooms, classrooms with operable partitions, collaboration spaces - allow teachers to vary delivery methods and students to move and interact with one another. Transparency between spaces allows teachers to monitor groups of students working in a variety of environments.