Fremtidens Klasseroms Laboratorium, Norway
Fremtidens Klasseroms Laboratorium (Future classroom lab) is a learning lab for secondary students at Samfundets skole in Kristiansand. The goal is to get students engaged through exploration of technologies and the acquisition of 21st-century skills. The lab is divided into seven zones: Plenary Zone, Conversation Zone, Individual Zone, Collaboration Zone, Recording Zone, the Transcendent Zone, and the Relaxation Zone.
The Plenary Zone will be used by the teachers to deliver short lectures or important information to the students, and it will also be used for lectures taught by the students. The zone is also used to present student works in front of the whole group, in order to make each student's knowledge available to all students.
The Conversation Zone is a place for discussions led by the teacher or one of the students. Our emphasis in this zone will be to develop critical thinking, respect for different perspectives, moderation and democratic principles among the students.
In the Individual Zone, students work individually or in learning pairs. The zone is designed for the development of deep learning and critical thinking.
The Collaboration Zone is a place for students to discuss tasks, concepts and dilemmas with each other in small groups of 3-5.
In the Recording Zone, students can record video and audio. Current world events have shown us that young people can influence the world and change the course of public debate when they deliver a clear and concise message in a convincing way. The Recording Zone will enable students to continue this tradition.
The Transcendent Zone is a zone to explore and influence the world on a larger scale. Through practical and visual use of technology, such as web search, video, coding, visual reality, augmented reality, 3D-technology and games, the goal is to empower the students and prepare them for the 21st century.
The Relaxation Zone is a place for students to disconnect from the flickering white noise of modern-day society, in order to reflect upon ideas and regain their physical and mental strength. We find such a space to be of an ever-increasing need, as we see more children being over-stimulated and stressed out, rushing between school classes and pre-scheduled spare-time activities with their cell phones in their hand.
There are no commercial partners involved.
Evert Dean, Project Manager
Kristian IVs gate 65, 4614 Kristiansand, Norway