Take an inside look at Singapore American School’s cool flexible learning spaces
We all know that Singapore American School stands out when it comes to innovative education. If there’s one thing we know about SAS, it’s that they are committed to creating a personalised learning experience for their students. Research shows that one of the best ways to do this is through a flexible learning environment. This means all the resources available to a student, including teachers, space, and time are adapted to the needs of each student. That’s why we were intrigued when we heard about their flexible learning spaces. Psst… want to know what classes at SAS’s flexible learning spaces are like? Check it out for yourself!
Out of the box learning
In a flexible learning space, multiple classrooms from the same grade level are merged into one. Just like the name suggests, the space isn’t fixed. Chairs and tables can be moved around, and walls come up and down whenever the teachers see fit. “When we choose to, we can gather 106 kids in this space and explain what the next project will be. As a large group, our students and teachers feed off of each others’ excitement and get hyped up for the next challenge,” says sixth grade science teacher Brendan Riley. “With enthusiasm and inspiration prevalent, it’s time for the project and learning to commence. We put the walls back up, and break out into smaller groups to start our activities.”
More flexible learning spaces in the future
As you can see, there are several spaces that are considered to be flexible learning environments. These include the kindergarten, third grade and fifth grade learning communities.
The folks at SAS understand that each student is unique and capable of learning at high levels. That’s why ensuring that each child gets a personalised education is their priority. If the one-size-fits-all approach isn’t working for you or your child, perhaps it’s time to find a school that follows a more modern, forward-thinking approach. We say check out SAS and book a school tour today!
This post is sponsored by Singapore American School.