I worked on the project of designing an imaginary seminar room for the use of BEd Primary Education students. I have attached the completed academic poster to this blog post to show the final design.
I focused mainly on the use of the body senses to create the most productive, creative and comfortable workplace. I learned about how visual stimulation through colours and displays helps people to learn. Then I considered the use of different technology and resources that students could use, and how Touch walls may enhance this.
It was difficult to remove the confining idea of a classroom based set up where the students face the ‘front’. There are many positive reasons as to why a classroom has a ‘front’, for instance getting eye contact with all pupils at once when describing the next task (Admin, 2006). However I wanted to break the norms of a classroom and by taking into account the students maturity I could remove the ‘front’ and make the whole room a ‘space’ for learning.
Admin, (2006). Teacher positioning in the classroom. [online] TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC. Available at: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/teacher-positioning-classroom [Accessed 17 Feb. 2016].