The trend today is to achieve the learning environment of the future by creating indoor zones with different functions. These zones can be quiet areas where you can learn undisturbed, open and outer zones for recreational daytime activities or a space where people with a common interest in computers, technology, and science canbrainstorm creatively, exchange ideas and create new ones. The five zones are not limited to physical rooms. You can arrange multiple zones in the same room as well as set up a zone in each room seperately.
It is crucial that students grow confident in their own communication skills. The communication zone must support multiple forms of communication, including monologic and dialogic situations as well as presentations of shorter or longer duration. There should be room for larger gatherings, but also for smaller groups or individual activities.
In order to create an optimal framework for brainstorming in the development
zone, the room should inspire out of the box thinking. The virtual learning space in the development zone is characterized by hardware and software that allow
the user to be inspired and seek information in the virtual world.
We all learn differently and have different ways to approach tasks. Therefore, we need to create the possibility for individual learning, as well as areas for joint reflection and dialogue. In the immersion zone, the choice of furniture and its functionality is crucial.
The production zone offers all things necessary for the implementation of ideas and the use of technological tools.. Based on the Makerspace approach,the production zone is typically divided into smaller zones that are heavilyinfluenced by the latest technologies (laser cutters, 3D printers, robots, projectors, etc.). This is supported by analogous elements (furniture, materialsfor design or creative performances).
Feedback is an important part of the learning process and can be provided individually or in group. The room can therefore contain different zones which are adjusted to several different feedback situations: small and mobile drop-in stations as well as the possibility of a larger group meeting. The feedback zone is often connected to the communication zone because the functions in both zones often place the same demands on the physical environment.