There are common threads developing in products
that support learning in the way Learniture® products do…
Dry-wipe tables and large expanses of dry-wipe wall for example, to encourage collaboration and risk-taking in a way you simply cannot do within the confines of an exercise book.
Sound ergonomic and neuroscience principles too – a real understanding of how the human body works: mind, body, spirit stuff. If you want learners to achieve at their best, you need to look at the whole picture, not just a bit.
The colours we have selected for our products are based on the latest research in terms of how we respond to aesthetics, and our preference for natural biophilic approaches to interior design.
We love products that have more than one use – so a whiteboard that’s also a storage cabinet and a space divider (such as LearningWall). And we accept that we live in a three-dimensional world, so we’re always looking at how we can use the vertical space as well as the horizontal – whether that’s to get better sight-lines for presentation areas or giving students the opportunity to stand at a worksurface rather than sit whilst studying.
There are also ways that we tend to respond to
specific spaces within schools…
The integration of Science, Technology, Engineering Maths (and sometimes Art too) into schools can be implemented with dedicated studio spaces, specified and equipped to promote design thinking.
The boundary between MakerSpaces and STEM Studios is increasingly blurred – both encourage enterprise and the concept of discovery by doing.
With the enormous benefits of fresh air and fantastic light, more and more schools have started to move towards learning outside of the confines of the traditional classroom.