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 students of the classroom of the future will need a different set of tools and skills to present, deliver, and obtain feedback on their work. The presentation and delivery of the pupils’ work has to be factored into the planning of lessons, allowing students to add a communicative dimension to their work. Sharing of the results can be supported by a dedicated area for interactive presentations that, through its design and layout, encourages interaction and feedback. Online publication and sharing are also encouraged, allowing the students to become accustomed to using online resources, and familiarising themselves with the principles of eSafety.