Flexible Learning Environments
In a flexible learning environment, students have a lot of choice. Teachers allow students to work by themselves or in groups, with computers or without them and choose where they want to work.
Variety of Materials
The goal of a flexible learning environment is to allow students to discover information instead of the teacher telling the students everything. Students will be more engaged if they are involved instead of just sitting and listening. Then students are able to share their learning in creative ways. For this reason, students need to have a variety of materials. Whiteboards, projection devices, butcher paper and technology are a few items that should be considered.
Students also develop a greater pride in their school and sense of community through these special and unique learning areas.
Lastly, outdoor learning spaces often take years to develop and grow over time. Their changing nature is part of what holds students' interest and attention.