Our learning environments are constantly evolving, especially nowadays where there needs to be constant rethinking of the norm and rapid adaptability. It’s never an easy task to create spaces that evokes creativity, innovation, and curiosity, but there are at least a few fundamental design principles which help to get the carpet rolling.
Today, it doesn’t seem possible to imagine a world without technology which is why so many agree that it’s important to consider integrating technology into learning spaces, including rooms, hallways and even the outdoors to them connected.
Both modulyss and tretford are suitable for computer rooms having anti-staic properties and are a perfect choice to accompany the ever-growing digital dependency. tretford is naturally anti-static meeting IBM & ICL standards for computer installations.
Safety & Security
Whether it’s schools, community hubs or public libraries, it’s essential to incorporate safety and security in the design. Having more open and transparent layout with an emphasis on windows and clear lines of sight, will support in creating the feel of a safer environment and improved learning.
modulyss and tretford carpet have colours and ranges that help create a feeling of comfort and homeyness that could enhance the overall design of a safe place.
Visual interconnectedness is a design principle for learning spaces referring to Architectural transparency. Open layouts have been gaining popularity over the years as designs seem to be moving away from separating areas by opaque structures.
Perfect way of utilising this learning environment while still wanting to show differences is by adding custom tretford rugs to zone off areas and provide multiple usages.
Learning environments and how students learn are constantly evolving. Having multipurpose spaces which are flexible is key to keeping up. Space that allows direct instruction, group, and independent work by quick and easy alterations are the perfect definition of multipurpose. Lightweight furniture of various heights, area rugs and even foldable walls all help to transform into quiet reading nooks or project-based learning areas. These spaces adapt to future changes while remaining to encourage innovation and creativity and continue to stimulate students.
tretford colours, modulyss patterns, and tretford customised rugs can all spark an element of creativity that also works with multipurpose spaces. modulyss’ ability to mix&match gives a variety of options.
Studies show several benefits to learning outside the four walls. According to Australian Curriculum, the benefits include;
- the teaching and learning of self-reliance, interdependence, and leadership
- the development of an adventurous spirit
- managing personal risks
- experiencing safe journeys in nature
- learning the value of lifelong outdoor recreation for enjoyment, health and wellbeing
- understanding nature through direct experience, and the development of deeper human-nature relationships
Bright colours included in the tretford range can provide options to mimic the sun or grass on a field and bring an outdoor presence inside.