Mark Ennis

Innovative Learning Environments
Primary school classrooms have not changed with the way teaching has changed. Government policy supports the idea of active learning but primary school classrooms are set up as passive learning environments where active learning activities requiring space are designed around a rigid classroom structure. The furniture is not designed for the kind of interactive curriculum we have nowadays.

My design focuses on facilitating active learning in primary schools through furniture designed for purpose. Not just small versions of regular furniture, but multi-functional, space efficient furniture that gives teachers and pupils the freedom to teach and learn in new and dynamic ways, transforming a passive learning environment into a dynamic, supportive and easily adaptable active learning environment.