According to the University of South Australia, in order to build on and extend the ways in which students learn and communicate, the Samsung SMARTSchool explores educational opportunities that embrace the challenges technology brings into the classroom.
In doing so, it channels the transformative potential of digital technology to support new and creative approaches that innovate teaching and learning.
Connecting UniSA’s acclaimed teacher education programs and world-class research against a backdrop of innovative STEM teaching and learning opportunities, the SMARTSchool provides a collaborative workspace for teachers at all career stages to engage in critical thinking, creative problem solving around authentic and real-life problems and technological proficiency, for students from Reception through to Secondary School.
Following on from this description, the architect also note that UniSA’s Magill Campus Samsung SMARTSchool is a unique teaching, learning and research facility that connects school students, university students, educators and researchers.
Designed as a flexible education space which can be configured in multiple ways for researching innovation in teaching and learning approaches, it equips next-generation teachers with hands-on experience in classrooms of the future, the firm says.
A wide variety of emerging technologies that support teaching and learning are integrated into the building, facilitated through UniSA’s partnership with Samsung, which the firm notes, allows the spatial planning enables educators to trial a variety of pedagogical approaches and provides education researchers opportunities to conduct short and long-term studies of teaching and learning.