The way our children learn is changing. Fast. Far from being outlandish and foreign, technology such as tablets, touch sensitive whiteboards and video conferencing has now become the norm in many classes around the world.
In the Netherlands, one school is taking classroom tech to another level entirely by focusing on the way a learning space is lit.
Classrooms at Disselboom primary school are equipped with SchoolVision, a lighting system developed by Philips that changes the atmosphere and ambience of a classroom depending on the type of lesson being taught. The settings on offer to teachers range from 'normal' and 'calm' to 'focused' and 'energy'.
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Dr Efrosyni Konstantinou, of University College London, has researched the effects of lighting on learning. "There are a lot of studies which have shown that lighting can actually impact on the mood of the students in their education and in their learning," she told CNBC's Innovation Cities.
"When students are able to adjust the lighting to the needs that they need, psychologically that helps them better concentrate because they feel that they have that extra bit of control," Konstantinou added.
"When the kids arrive at school, we start with the energy setting," Tamara van Thiel, a teacher at the school, told CNBC's Innovation Cities.
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