Environments for Learning


What is the best use of our upstairs space for learning?

You will: investigate the nature of learning,
  • Use deductive reasoning to describe good environments for learning
  • Accurately map out our school as it is.
  • Investigate ways people have improved their learning environments.
  • Look into budget and feasibility and make recommendations for making our school environment into a "machine for learning."  
  • Your final presentation can be in any format you like - you can build a model, you can make it in Minecraft, you can use Thinglink or any other way you like.
  • Your presentation will be presented to as wide an audience as possible.
  • You will need to keep careful notes of your "journey" as you will hope to convince your audience of the reasonableness of your argument in terms of learning and resources.
  • Anyone who completes this ahead of time to a high standard can go on to model the fantasy version of what you would do with unlimited resources.

Taken at Q1 - Gold Coast

Le Corbusier said, "A house is a machine for living in."  What does this mean?

Image from: iansales.com

What would a machine for learning in be like?
What things do we do, when we're learning?  
What different learning styles are there?
What different learning activities do we do?
Add your ideas to the Google doc   https://docs.google.com/a/stjoseph.school.nz/document/d/1tFtGF-KoNJmcO7fLLeojekmAiLDryPKq6xCzdo2nXk0/edit

2. Make an accurate drawing of our school as it is

s.  You can make the school in Minecraft - work in a group.  Two people checking and recording measurements while two people make and swap roles to keep the accurate data coming in.  You can take photos to help you locate and remember aspects of the school building and surrounds.


You will be using your reading and writing for research skills.

You will be learning about Level 4 Social Sciences -  how people pass on and sustain culture and heritage for different reasons and that this has consequences for people.

and Technology: Level 4 Nature of Technology: 

Characteristics of technology

• Understand how technological development expands human possibilities and how technology draws on knowledge from a wide range of disciplines.

Characteristics of technological outcomes

• Understand that technological outcomes can be interpreted in terms of how they might be used and by whom and that each has a proper function as well as possible alternative functions.