image The Future Classroom Lab (FCL) aims to be an inspirational learning environment, challenging visitors to rethink the role of pedagogy, technology and design in their classrooms. One of the clearest indicators that the FCL has a positive impact are evidence of increased support and interest from Ministries of Education for alternative learning spaces and the creation of large numbers of local learning labs in several European countries.

European Schoolnet has developed guidelines to support schools that wish to create their own learning labs or to adapt their learning spaces in other innovative ways. This guide provides practical guidance to school leaders and teachers in this situation by drawing on other European Schoolnet guides, tools and research and, particularly, on the experiences of six schools that have been inspired to build their own learning labs.

These guidelines have been informed by the experiences of an increasing number of teachers, school leaders and teacher educators who have been inspired by the FCL in Brussels to set up their own versions of the FCL. Six of the schools and their innovative learning spaces, based in Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Turkey, are described in the detailed case studies as part of the guidelines.

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