Looking to reimagine and redesign your learning environments?

The 5 ESSENTIAL SPACES offer a coherent model for individuals and organizations alike to take a fresh look at learning spaces.

Learning space redesign engages learners and educators in new ways.

  • It enhances collaboration
  • It fosters creativity
  • It boosts thinking and makes it visible
  • It empowers educators to teach in the way they want and need to

Find our more about each ESSENTIAL SPACE and how it can enrich your environment here.





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  • Dylan Meikle

    Dylan Meikle has a deep interest in progressive learning environments that support the development of 21st century learners and has studied this topic at a Masters degree level.

    He contributes designs and leadership in the revisioning of teaching spaces as a founding partner of Make Space 4 Learning, Ltd.

    Dylan is an international educator and counselor in elementary schools and early childhood environments. He is a member of the International Baccalaureate Educator Network and an Apple Distinguished Educator. He blogs at makespace4learning.com and you can follow him on Twitter @dylan_meikle

  • Nathaniel Atherton

    Nathaniel Atherton developed the ‘5 ESSENTIAL SPACES’ after years of researching and implementing innovative changes to his own classroom space.

    By using this framework teachers can audit their own environment to ‘Make Space: 4 Learning’.

    Nathaniel has presented his research and findings to educators internationally at multiple EARCOS and ACAMIS Teacher Conferences and the Next Generation Learning Spaces Asia conference in 2015 and 2016.

    He is an international teacher leader and founding partner of Make Space 4 Learning, Ltd.