Planning lessons for the superclass spaces

Thanks to Jo Styles from South Essex College for this blog. Some colleges definitely have large enough spaces to accommodate this approach.

GEMS @ South Essex College

The following information has been taken from http://rubble.heppell.net/superclasses/ Stephen Heppell was just one point of inspiration for the GEMS Super Classroom initiative at South Essex College.  Access his website for further inspiration for teaching and learning and different ways to try out the spaces. 

Method (1) – A superclass can be also formed from a group of children coming together in a “commons” area to work autonomously on tasks given to them by different teachers in break-out spaces – in this OUT then IN version the tasks may be linked in some way and the teachers’ specialisms are the badges they wear: if you need help with the different components you seek the help of different teachers – again the parallel not serial principle applies.

heppal 1

Method (2) – A superclass can also be formed with a large all-together starting point in a commons area, with then students “breaking out” into…

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