School Public Spaces Audit

This unique module sees its participants completing a public spaces audit of their school. This challenging idea sparks the creative side of the learners by immersing them in the topics of spatial design, design thinking and sustainable intelligence. 

This module enlightens us as to how effective our spaces actually are/aren't. 

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources4 x lesson plans
1 x presentation
1 x teacher’s notes
1 x facilitator guide
1 x sample answer sheet
Learner resources1 x worksheet
5 x supporting resources
1 x exemplar
Projects – experiments1 x school public spaces audit project

Module key questions

  • How does our school compare to other schools around the world in terms of public spaces?
  • Why should we think about the public spaces at our school?
  • Why are the public spaces at our school great? Not so great?
  • What can we do collectively to improve the public spaces on campus?
  • Can students conducting a public spaces eco-audit truly help improve the school?
  • What are key strategies for implementing improvements to public spaces on campus?
  • How does an eco-audit create opportunities for leadership and citizenship?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 10-11 | 15-17 years
CAPS subjectBlended – no particular alignment
Subject strandn/a
Sub-topicsPublic spaces
Sustainability and sustainable design
Cultural inclusion and heritage

This Module includes:

  • Aligned content: This content is aligned with: Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). A key aspect of these modules is their flexibility and customisation across curricula, such as Cambridge and Steiner/Waldorf Education.
  • A range of teaching strategies, skills and knowledge: The flow of the module has been structured using Project-Based Learning and Design Thinking frameworks. A variety of pedagogical approaches are present between and within each lesson. Learners are challenged theoretically and practically through project and problem-based inquiry of real-world issues.
  • Sustainable development goals: Each lesson is aligned with an appropriate United Nations Sustainable Development Goal(s).

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Module Includes

  • 4 Lessons

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