Future Learning Lab, Norway
Rothaugen Middle School is Bergen's largest middle school with around 550 students. The school's largest classroom was refurbished into the Future Learning Lab (Framtidsklasserommet), and opened in the spring of 2019.
The main goals of the lab are;
● to allow the students to become creators of technology.
● to find new ways of assessment, teaching strategies and methods.
● to give the students a peek into the future
● to allow the students to use their creativity and knowledge in a funnier and more engaging way
● to inspire and help other schools and teachers
The lab is open to all the teachers and students at the school, and the other schools in the aria.
The lab consists of 3 zones:
- A gaming lab, with 15 PCs. The teachers will, together with students from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (https://www.hvl.no/en/), make lesson plans related to the national curriculum.
- A media lab, with a podcast section and a video section. In this part of the lab, the students will make podcasts, Youtube-videos, and make recordings of projects.
- A Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality lab. We use VR and AR as tools for the visualization of content for the students, for the development of engaging lessons for the students, and for the creation of deep learning experiences.
HP is a commercial partner of the project.
Terje Pedersen, Teacher
Rotthaugsgaten 10, 5033 Bergen, Norway