At Pakenham Campus, the new open learning space is no longer about having a seat for every person, but about offering places for students to select, depending on the activity and how they want to work. The revitalised space provides choice with a mix of high and round tables, ottomans and Bodyfurn chairs and stools - the whiteboard surfaces are super popular.
For Jane, developing the classroom has allowed her the opportunity to trial the furniture in an open environment, experimenting with different configurations to "see how it goes".
It’s been a journey of research, trial and discovery, with enthusiastic involvement from the leadership team in the decision-making. Jane says the whole process has been incredibly satisfying - "at every stage we got more people along for the ride".