This is a website I found about a Manhattan school which has a rooftop greenhouse classroom. I think this is a great example that a rooftop classroom can function in an area that is surrounded by a busy city in need of environmental awareness. The aim to teach children about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) within the framework of sustainability is a great idea in this context. This idea is similar to my design brief for the educational scenario.
Follow this click and watch the video: http://www.urbangardensweb.com/2011/11/16/nyc-classroom-in-an-urban-rooftop-farm/
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
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I was able to create a 2D and 3D image of how I would design my rooftop school.
Let me know what you think…
Please click this link to view my design: http://pl.an/icw8c3
NEW PAGE HAS BEEN CREATED FOR THIS EDUCATIONAL SCENARIO:
It’s 2063 and the population of Melbourne has risen to 10 million. Huge numbers of school-aged children live within the CBD, and have no access to rural and coastal Victoria. Owing to the proliferation of high rise apartments, the local government has started to utilise the roof top spaces of these buildings as schools. You have been given a brief to design a classroom that brings rural and coastal Victoria to the city. The school is committed to environmental awareness owing to water restrictions and a depletion of natural resources.