"A space to consider ideas more deeply and develop my communication skills with peers; I have autonomy."
The Discussion learning mode is an integral element of the learning space where students will spend an increasing amount of time. This space encourages peer to peer learning, ideation and higher cognitive thinking. Real life skills, such as problem solving and project management are cultivated here, and an opportunity for less confident students to voice an opinion and add value to the group is established.
Settings should be relaxed, ﬂexible and comfortable to allow discussion and group work. Intelligent furniture shapes and heights are required to diminish hierarchy of space - there must be no ‘head of the table’. Visual and acoustic accommodations like writeable surfaces and booth screening should be accessible for both ideation and presentation.