POWER is a behavioural condition of emotion

The spatial condition of power happens when educators hand over the reins of environmental control, giving children the power to create their own environments within their learning space.

Emotions fuel children’s memories. The stronger the emotional connection, the stronger the memory. When a child has grown into adulthood, they will not remember the table or chair—what it was made from, what colour it was, or how it looked. What they will remember is what was built and how it made them feel. Activating the spatial condition of power taps into the emotions area of the brain and is important for children’s long and short-term memories. Power-centred environments invite children to act upon and change the architecture of the learning space.