Winston Churchill said, “We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us?”
Winston Churchill said “we shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us? Looking at most of our schools, their designs supports a teaching system that worked for factories with all the students learning the same things at the same time from the same teacher.
The teacher is placed in one side of the classroom, usually with a big table occupying 30% of the full space, and children are all placed one next to the other looking at the teacher, crowded around small tables sitting on uncomfortable chairs. The teacher has to pass the knowledge and the children have to listen. No wonder many students have low level of engagement, are not keen to go to school and they are unable to maximise their learning potential from the school experience.
On the other hand, almost all the high-quality Early Years settings are designed to maximise the learning opportunities of the children creating welcoming spaces, inspiring curiosity, enhancing team-work and promoting well-being and fun.
This is called “child – centered design”. Children’s Oasis Nursery – which is one of the leading British nurseries in the UAE and which was shortlisted as best nursery in the UAE by Which School Advisor has been designed keeping children’s learning experience in mind to deliver an environment which is welcoming, inspires curiosity, enhances teamwork, and promotes well-being, joy, and fun.