The idea of renovating the schools arises when the learning infrastructure fails in adding the value in a student’s life and then proves an assemblage of old-fashioned apparatuses that simply fail to serve and fall in disuse.
The school infrastructure of the institutes that have seen their share of history understandably need renovation, but interestingly the new schools that have come up in the recent years also fail to present the picture that fits the bill of 21st century educational needs.
For effective education, the learning space shouldn’t be obsolete if betterment in the learning is promised to the learners. The thought of renovating the learning space is a trait of progressive education.
We have come across several schools that have seen success in the education arena, while their infrastructure has seen depredations. While the school management carefully plans the academic strategies, the infrastructure is either side-lined or simply falls victim to procrastination. The success of the school notwithstanding, negligence towards the infrastructure does take its toll in due time on every aspect of school education, therefore the importance of renovation cannot be overemphasized.
This article assists the school planners, school authorities, educators, and many more in the education sector to come up with the desired changes in the learning environment and enhance the daily experiences of teachers, students, the staff at the school. The positive impact on the school surrounding can surely lead to impressive progress in educators’ attitude and learning outcomes.
Renovation – Regenerating Learning Spaces
The idea of renovation assists the school leaders in repositioning the old fashioned and aging infrastructure for the future by implementing suitable solutions that include adaptive educational space solutions, as well as its infrastructure.
Renovation of a school can pose challenges in absence of careful planning. School renovation designs ought to maximize the use of an existing building and its efficiencies.
In order to develop the desired learning areas, some activities are necessary to be followed periodically. School renovation is important for making a replacement and creating a contemporary infrastructure that meets the needs of upgraded pedagogy by reshaping the learning spaces and making the construction futuristic.
We seem to be bent on suggesting that if we wish to remove the deficiencies present in the educational sector learning spaces must be revived, indeed we are but for good reason. The results decidedly reflect in the attitude of the students towards schooling.
It is notable that for the renovation to be meaningful, the school should be renovated from all sides including landscaping to create a safe and pleasant learning environment.
The renovation must not disrupt the regular functioning of the school. The building contractors must be conditioned to minimize the disruptive effect of the renovation on the academic schedule, preferably renovation may be taken up during holidays.
Use of Modern Education Technology
Renovation may include the use of modern educational technology in the school campus. In order to create an upgraded learning environment, replacing the out-dated equipment is essential; this too falls in the ambit of renovation exercise. For instance, replacing the blackboards into digital displays where students can enable themselves to understand the elements of subjects in entirety.
It needs to be added that the inclusion of technological customization in school renovation process can prove to be the most decisive step in reshaping the learning space.
Why Renovate your School
In order to balance the budget of the renovation project, the remodeling of the existing property should be practiced as far as possible but not at the expense of sustainability of the learning spaces. Reusing the built construction can avoid the additional construction work that can help the school planners in reducing the waste during the process.
Refurbishment of the school infrastructure and its premise can give a fresh start to students admitted into the school for having surprising experiences which can encourage them to explore more than ever before.
During the renovation, if the school officials and planners put their focus on maximizing the natural light in the school buildings then it can benefit the school pupils in keeping themselves healthy and the graph of attentiveness in them increases comparatively.
School renovation process itself is a sustainable practice of developing the existing infrastructure into an energy efficient environment providing clean air to breathe and fresh energy to use and also socially and technically advanced in nature.
Practically, school renovation process demands a low budget than working on new building construction. The entire process of renovation, in the long run, balances out the monetary expenditure of the project by helping in meeting the 21st-century learning needs.
Renovation of the educational region can benefit from saving the time which is more than ever the ultimate resource in the 21st century. However, it can succeed in adding value only if practiced smartly and innovatively.
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Vinod Kakumanu heads a team of school services professionals and is an independent commentator on Indian school education scenario. Vinod has assisted school promoters establish 35+ schools besides providing ancillary services to over 1000 schools across India. He envisions a future where quality education is made available to every child of the country. The focus he places on the quality of the deliverables and customer satisfaction has made him renowned in the field of K-12 school education.