Flexible Learning Spaces

The Imaginarium courses are set within innovative learning environments known as flexible learning spaces where cognitive, affective and social learning outcomes are enhanced based on the unique characteristics of the gifted girls attending. These flexible learning environments are supported with appropriate pedagogical adaptations for gifted girls, with social and emotional strategies fostering new friendships, encouraging collaboration and stimulating curiosity and cognitive acquisition through a range of approaches.

Flexible learning spaces afford participants the opportunity to move around and work where they feel comfortable and stimulated. These spaces allow participants to work in small groups or sometimes independently, as each challenge sees fit. They foster a unique opportunity for the teacher and mentors to conference and coach each small group, based on their needs, where they are comfortable.

The Imaginarium courses run during the April school holidays were set up in the Senior School Science building, where smaller collaborative spaces contained moveable furniture. The open space allowed participants to spread out to where they were comfortable, particularly when working with the robotics equipment.