The space in Learning Oasis was created to serve as an ideal environment for 21st Century learning with emphasis on the three essential Cs of the 21st Century skills – creativity, collaboration and communication. We place a premium on ensuring that our teaching environments provide the best possible conditions to stimulate learning.
The features of Learning Oasis are designed to optimise students’ learning. The environment was designed based on biophilic design principles. The design is an essential active part of the facilitation of the learning process. The environment is designed to stimulate, engage and inspire our students and staffs to work more productively and creatively. We stress on direct exposure to natural environment such as light and living plants with a playful mix of light, colour and space which soothe the students and prime them for learning.
Learning Oasis is bathed in natural light coming from the large windows and glass doors. The soft and diffused quality of natural light with its subtle changing value and colour soothes the students physically and mentally. Exposure to natural environment encourage students’ interest in problem solving, promotes social interaction, enhance physical and cognitive development, encourages imaginative play and stimulates empathy. Large glass windows with the window sills at the students’ eye level allow the students to view the trees and our garden outside. The indoor and outdoor plants as well as the wooden chairs and desks allow the students to experience natural elements and a healthy indoor air.
We believe that setting the right tone for learning begins the moment a student enters the school building. Playful mix of colours are employed in Learning Oasis, both outside and inside the buildings. The colour choice is used to align emotions and behaviours with the purpose of the space such as green is associated with relaxation and calmness while blue promotes learning. Several studies agreed on the significant effects of coloured environments on students’ learning activity and their well-being.