At Scotch College, we are committed to making sure that the rooms and spaces your son uses to complete his education are designed to create the best environment in which to learn. As educational philosophies change and new developments in teaching theory are proposed, the College is dedicated to creating spaces to first trial and then implement these spaces for your son.
As part of this process each teaching space at Scotch College is strategically being evaluated and reviewed as part of an ongoing process of upgrading and maintenance. Through this process all the rooms your son will interact with for instruction will become flexible, adaptable and suit the content and delivery method of the day instead of always in rows and facing the front. While the literature on learning spaces often contains broad statements concerning maximising the adoption of those paradigms of teaching and learning that shift from teacher-centred, content-focused information delivery to the ideal of student-centred active learning, collaborating in the construction of new knowledge, the reality is that didactic teaching has its place and occasionally the learning space must also service its needs.
An example of one of the newly designed rooms your son will interact with and the virtual tour of the Junior Middle School Library and Art Gallery can be viewed below.