The initial six learning zones exist in the FCL today and each of them focuses on a different approach or aspect of teaching and learning. They encourage those exploring the FCL to consider the physical space, resources, the changing roles of students and teachers, and how to support different learning styles. Collectively, the zones provide a way to visualise how different, innovative pedagogical approaches that incorporate ICT can be implemented in classrooms and across a whole school. The zones reflect what good teaching should be about: being connected, being involved, and being challenged.
The future classroom allows the students to plan, design, and produce their own work – for example, a multimedia production or a presentation. In the Create zone, simple repetition of information is not enough: students work with real knowledge-building activities. Interpretation, analysis, teamwork, and evaluation are important parts of the creative process.