Creating a new learning space – what you need to know!
At the 60th Annual Good Design Awards® Ceremony on the 17th May, NorvaNivel were proud to receive the Good Design Awards for the design of the Seat Pad Caddy, Rocker Ott and Cloud Table. Here are the award winning pieces with some of the judges comments:
Every classroom is a bit different from the rest. Educators teach in ways that set them apart from others. Classroom routines are varied. Even how homework and assignments are done differs. Each classroom is sort of like a different planet in the universe. Because of this, Genga Blocks are perfect for education and can be used in a variety of ways in any learning environment.
At NorvaNivel, we're proud to have worked with thousands of progressive educators who understand the importance of space for pedagogy. One of our longest partnerships is with Penrith Christian School. Based in Orchard Hills, NSW, PCS is home to early childhood education through to Year 12. In the past eight years we have worked closely with PCS principal Bruce Nevill to transform nearly every learning space for flexibility and collaboration, and to faciliate their inquiry based learning.
Education is rapidly changing along with the rest of the world. Gone are the days of rows of desks with all students facing the front of the classroom towards the teacher that is lecturing at the podium. The industry has shifted away from traditional learning to student-centered pedagogies.
Learning spaces have followed accordingly; however, even classrooms with non-traditional furniture can be used for traditional teaching practices.
The workforce is demanding more agile, innovative employees, the skills required from future job seekers are not the same as they once were. 65% of students entering school today will end up in jobs that don't exist yet; so how are educators meant to prepare them for the unknown?