The ILC consists of three integrated components supporting design-thinking and studio-based learning environments:
The goal with the physical space at the Innovative Learning Centre was to think outside the box of the traditional classroom environment. The space will be constantly evolving as research and new technology emerges to ensure that it remains a pioneer in exploration and innovation.
We recognize the word innovate is problematic in our design, as what is state of the art, edgy and exciting can quickly become traditional and ordinary. We also recognize that without innovations in pedagogical practices, exciting technologies can be used for mundane purposes. Therefore, we are thoughtfully creating an iterative model of development that stages investments of hardware and software in a phased way in order to leverage budget and donations in a thoughtful and creative manner and match and enhance pedagogical endeavors.