Favourite Spaces in WA Learning Environments

Published: Thursday 4 August 2011

Expressions of Interest are sought from Architects of their willingness to approach schools that they have been involved with and assist the school to initiate a short program to discover what spaces are students’ favourite.

The result of these programs will be a submission of favourite spaces in learning environments - A4 size in any format! This could be a drawing, a photograph, a word, an object or any other media. Something that represents students’ favourite spaces.

By encouraging passionate responses, we learn about successful spaces in schools and learning environments. We will build up a collection of ‘favourite spaces’ in learning environments from Designers, Educators and Students and all those involved in learning environments and exhibit them. CEFPI will then collate this exhibition into a format that we can present to those that co-ordinate the construction of learning environments that is a true representation of our members’ favourite spaces.......

Aim

"To encourage passionate discussion and debate among school staff, teachers, students, architects and designers about successful teaching and learning spaces in schools and challenge the concept of classroom learning. "
CEFPI would like to call all Architects that have been involved with the design and delivery of schools to help facilitate this program which will result in a presentation of ideas to the Department of Education. 

Proposal

Expressions of Interest are sought from Architects of their willingness to approach schools that they have been involved with and assist the school to initiate a short program to discover what spaces are students’ favourite. 
The result of these programs will be a submission of favourite spaces in learning environments - A4 size in any format! This could be a drawing, a photograph, a word, an object or any other media. Something that represents students’ favourite spaces. 
By encouraging passionate responses, we learn about successful spaces in schools and learning environments. We will build up a collection of ‘favourite spaces’ in learning environments from Designers, Educators and Students and all those involved in learning environments and exhibit them. CEFPI will then collate this exhibition into a format that we can present to those that co-ordinate the construction of learning environments that is a true representation of our members’ favourite spaces.......

Program

1. Launch this project at Roseworth Primary School site visit in the last week of August and invite those who have submitted an expression of interest, and their school representatives, to help introduce the program by discussing what factors help create a student’s favourite space.

2. CEFPI will issue a consolidated brief including confirmed submission dates to all interested Architects, Schools and CEFPI Members.

3. CEFPI will then receive all submissions and collate into an exhibition of ‘favourite spaces’ in learning environments from Designers, Educators and Students and all those involved in learning environments.

4. CEFPI will then collate this exhibition into a format that we can present to the Department of Education describing learning environments that are a true representation of our members’ favourite spaces.......

Submission

We request an expression of interest in the program above and a commitment to contact an interested school to assist with the initiation of this program. This expression of interest should also include a commitment to invite a school representative to the Roseworth Site Visit in the last week of August to assist in the launch of this program.
We request this Expression of Interest by Friday, 12th August at 2:30pm. 
Contact: Alex Quin 
email: alex@gresleyabas.com.au 
phone: 08 9322 5322