Design and Layout of the Learning Space
Try to arrange the learning space to support the collaborative nature of the learning activity. Where possible design the layout of the classroom such that students can easily and comfortably work together, share resources and interact with their peers.
As a facilitator, it is also important to consider your own use of space and how you can encourage a more student-led approach. You should be able to move freely between groups in order to monitor progress.
Throughout the stages of a Bridge21 Learning activity, different classroom layouts may be more suitable (see below). Alternative learning spaces within (and outside of) the school are also worth considering (e.g. the library, general purpose area (GPA), Art and Design Room etc.).
The following table provides a more detailed explanation of the various layouts explored in the video.