Rethinking Education And Learning - Melbourne

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RM Education opens Learning Spaces 



Like looking through a window into tomorrow’s world, leading supplier of education

resources, RM Education, is opening its innovative REAL (Rethinking Education And

Learning) Centre in Melbourne on the 26th October 2010.


The REAL Centre is a permanent space designed to provoke discussion and debate

about how an integrated approach to school design, furniture and technology can

extend the range of learning opportunities for young people.


There will be five different learning spaces; each has been designed around a

specific educational context. Each zone will feature purpose-designed furniture and

state of the art technology. These learning areas will fall under the following

categories:



Mobile presentation and discussion a flexible learning area for informal

presentations, designed to promote discussion


Collaboration where students can work together in different ways


Creativity and Media – an example of how a typical classroom space can

be easily re-organised to create space for media rich activities


Individual a quiet reflective space for students to a arrange to suit their

own study requirements


Explore a project area with integrated ICT to support light practical

activities


The REAL centre will be open to all, including schools, educators, RM Education

partners and customers. Visitors will enjoy a hands-on experience to better

understand the diverse range of services RM Education offers, as well as what they

might potentially require in the future.

 

Terry Sweeney, CEO of RM said, “The REAL Centre provides a platform designed to

promote discussion and debate about how technology and furniture can support

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learning. As well as encouraging experimentation by teachers, students and product

development teams, the centre allows an opportunity to showcase excellent

educational practices and innovative resources in use. This is a very exciting new

development for us which will help provide invaluable insight into the way the next

generation will be guided through the curriculum.”

 

Featured in the RM REAL Centre: 


A horizontal interactive and collaborative surface that improves the group

dynamic and can be rotated through 90 degrees for presentations


Stepped seating that creates an area for forum style presentation, debate

and discussion


Furniture that has been designed to incorporate data and power management

and can easily be reconfigured to accommodate different learning activities

and green screen technology to bring creativity into the curriculum


iteboards Rechargeable hubs that provide power to devices without access to

the mains


Room divider that creates an instant wall in seconds


Idea wall that performs like a dry wipe whiteboard


Project tables that can instantly turn into ICT stations


The RM REAL Centre is located in Melbourne at Suite 603, 198 Harbour Esplanade,

Docklands VIC 3008 





Notes to editors:



RM is the leading supplier of ICT to UK education, providing industry-standard,

educational software, services and systems to schools, colleges and universities.

RM has operated in Australia for 10 years, and supplies software and services to

state schools in Victoria, Western Australia, the ACT and Northern Territory, and

one third of Catholic and Private Schools across the country.



Founded in 1973, RM rapidly became a pioneer in the application of technology

to education and the company’s range of products and services has continued to

expand to meet the needs of educational establishments since that time


For further information please contact:

 

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Nathan Turner

Managing Director

nturner@rmeducation.com.au

1800 816 454







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