Learning design elements in the times of crisis
August 31, 2020. Written by Elise Tarvainen @ Elise Tarvainen
Educators and school providers are now vigorously looking for new practices to meet all the addressed expectations shaded by Covid-19. “Marie Kondo-ing” the curriculum, building bonds and enhancing interaction is now more important than ever. Also, the learning environments need to be re-imagined to accommodate the required safety protocols in the school buildings that haven’t changed since March 2020.
Hybrid learning is a requirement of the new normal
August 17, 2020. Written by Tiina Malste.
All of a sudden last spring, mostly unwillingly and unprepared, we got caught up in the whirlpools of hybrid pedagogy, being in need to combine face-to-face instruction with online activities. Many of our pedagogical experts and students are highly competent in the face-to-face component of the hybrid but less practiced with being physically apart from each other.
Learning environment design takes students with special needs into consideration
February 7, 2022. Written by Hannes Heinilä.
Every child is special, and everyone has some individual needs that need to be considered when designing the learning process. Knowing the students and understanding of the students’ overall needs help the educators to apply appropriate support measures to help every student to thrive. Properly designed support measures have far-reaching implications for a child's well-being and development.
ISKU involved in reforming learning environments of Peruvian schools
The state of Peru wants to develop school buildings, school networks, learning environments and teachers’ skills. The goal is to improve both learning results and comfort in public schools. The project will create an estimated 75 school buildings in different regions of Peru, mainly in Lima.