Catholic learning space

Visiting the Catholic Education Melbourne website I noticed a section about Learning spaces.

The website discusses how schools should develop their physical landscape and how to direct learning. They aim to create learning spaces that are open, flexible, environmentally sustainable, including ICT and furniture. It states that areas should include collaborative learning, individual learning, small group and support services. These are some of the learning spaces that I have looked at in my blog.

If you would like to read more about this, view:

http://www.ceomelb.catholic.edu.au/learning-teaching/learning-spaces/physical-landscape/

 

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Presentation

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I have created a Prezi to explain the different types of learning spaces:
~ the classroom and the school
~ beyond the classroom
~ the electronic learning space
~ the individual learning space
~ the group learning space
~ learning in the 21st century

Click on this link:
http://prezi.com/xdtvocnh7aqq/present/?auth_key=0xytw7i&follow=ux_o1wd-86jy#65_50139505

Studying scorpions

I thought I might post my drawing of Scorpionum: antiquis creaturae pulcritudinem.
The scorpion I drew in science was a Urodacus elongates (I think). The opportunity to observe a real-life scorpion was a fantastic experience and one that is very effective in the classroom. It reminds me of the zoo/wildlife incursions organised at schools these days. Seeing animals and creatures in real-life can be so enriching and it brings to life everything that you have been learning about.

The learning space while drawing these scorpions was individual but also grouped because you were able to discuss features of the scorpions with peers nearby. The lesson was student-centred where plenty of questions were raised about the specific features found on this magnificent creature. It was amazing to notice the perspectives of everyone in the class… some drew the main outline of the scorpion and others noticed the tiniest details.

In my drawings, I tried to draw the scorpion from both the top view and bottom view. One of the drawings are incomplete (as you can see) but I enjoyed the lesson nonetheless.

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