Creating studio classrooms

Sam Sherratt

Sam is currently teaching Year 6/Grade 5 at the New International School Thailand in Bangkok, and has previously taught in China, Bangladesh and the UK.

Having worked in schools running the IB Primary Years Programme, he is fascinated by the philosophies of constructivism, inquiry and powerful learning that is connected to life. Sam is a workshop leader for the IB and has recently started running independent workshops using the same name as his primary blog, Time, Space, Education.

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It is extremely powerful to change classrooms in order to reflect the kind of learning that is taking place at the time. So, for example, they become art studios during creative units, science labs during scientific units, museums during historical ones and so on. Students should be encouraged to think about how their physical space can enhance learning and how it can be adapted to help them do their best.

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