The Student Centered Classroom
Creating The Best Learning Experience Possible
The Student Centered Classroom is a completely different and collaborative environment where students are active participants in the learning process.
Learning is transitioning from memorization to creation and invention. This change requires a collaborative environment with unique settings that can be tailored to the specific subject matter that's being taught, as well as the way students learn.
One Space - Many Possibilities
The modern classroom environment requires a flexible and agile physical setup that will accommodate both independent and group work; a place where students can learn in ways that make them feel comfortable and help them focus.
Learning In Motion
It’s no secret that movement is good for people. Adults and students alike benefit from regular physical activity.
Designing the classroom to embrace this mentality helps students focus and engage more effectively in the classroom. Instead of chastising students for fidgeting or wiggling too much, schools can encourage increased movement in a controlled manner.
Student Centered Teacher
Freeing Teachers From Their Desks
Many classrooms are still arranged with the teacher as the focus up front. In the modern school environment, attention is given to the students as learners – they are the focus.
If teachers can free themselves from their desks, suddenly opportunities for different forms of teaching and learning are increased.
21st century classrooms use a combination of technology and personal instruction in a blended learning environment.
Technology, whether it is laptops, tablets, or mobile devices, puts information at students’ fingertips and motivates them to research and make discoveries.
Student centered classrooms use technology as a tool to stimulate curiosity and inspire students’ desire to learn.
OUR 3D APPROACH
Discover. Design. Deliver
We have a unique outcome-based approach that we call our “3D” philosophy. We define the outcome you would like to achieve, and then determine the actions required to achieve it.
We consider design a hands-on partnership. We want to make sure that the creative aspects are integrated as part of the design, but not at the expense of real-world functionality.
Our clients are supported by a dedicated project management team, and receive regular updates on the progress of the project. We are here for you each step of the way.
Our Digital Catalogue
Every day, CDI Spaces works with Educators in Alberta to find the best plans and furnishings possible to bring our schools into the 21st century. Our focus is on creating Student Centered Classrooms where students, parents, and teachers collaborate to encourage the best learning experience possible. You can browse and download our full educational furniture catalogue here.
How Can CDI Spaces Help You?
Let’s have a brainstorming session to Discover what you want to accomplish for your classroom or business. This is the first D in our process. We will figure out what your purpose is, what your goals are, and analyze the space plan for your space. A walkthrough of your space would be a very helpful tool in this process as well.
Then, your CDI Spaces team will come back with some ideas, and we will discuss the options together. If you need a budgetary quote on some items, we would be delighted to do that for you as well.
If you like, we can also schedule an time to take you on a site visit to show you some of our current projects. We also really recommend a visit to our design centre, which would be very helpful in understanding new trends and technology.