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Students designing their school

Updated: Oct 17, 2020

How might we design a positive and supportive learning environment at our school?

In one of the schools Glittering Minds has partnered with, all year 3 and 4 students are working on this question.

The students are researching how the current school environment is experienced and what a supportive and positive learning environment means to the school’s students, teachers, principal and other staff members.

They have been busy this week learning how to interview. One of the things they learnt is the difference between open and closed questions. When they were asked what a closed question is (before explaining to them), these were some of their answers:

· A question you are afraid to ask

· A question no one wants to answer

· A question that someone else have the same answer as you

· The last question you are going to ask

· Asking a question that you already know the answer to

Once they learnt these new skills, they put them into practice by interviewing other students

and different staff members at school.

The students will continue to perform research on learning environments and how different attributes impact us. (For example the physical space around us).

It will be interesting to see the insights they come up with, when they perform data synthesis next week.

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