All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)
The interplay between space, learning and meaning making is complex. For architect Herman Hertzberger, learning is not confined to a specific space. Learning could take place in a hallway, city or home. Perhaps it is not the categorisation of learning space that we need to consider, but rather the fluid transition between spaces which are flexible and serve multiple functions. For example, a swimming pool is a space that is both for recreation and also for learning how to swim. Should learning and recreation be separate? Walking in a rainforest is both relaxing and yet full of learning opportunities. Rather I would propose that we expand our understandings and definition of spaces for learning.