A flexible learning environment responds to the needs of students and their learning goals. This environment goes beyond physical space and furniture choices to include how time is used, how staff are used, and how students are grouped during learning activities.
Flexible learning space refers to specific physical locations (usually within or across classrooms) that support a wide range of learning activities and modes of learning.
Learning communities occur when a cohort of teachers and students collaborate to flexibly use space, time, and resources in ways that better meet learner needs.
Why think about flexible learning spaces?