Future Learning Space

An exciting new initiative to expand on the educational potential of ‘Atlantic’ has been launched at NUI Galway.

FLS-Atlantic – A Future Learning Space provides educators and students an opportunity to co-create multi-modal interdisciplinary academic resources using film specifically. Harnessing the potential of the award-winning documentary ‘Atlantic, FLS-Atlantic will support the development of critical 21st century skills among learners.

While local, regional and international educational policies advocate pedagogical innovation, educators have little time for experimentation and so the diverse needs of the current and future student population remain difficult to address.

In a media-rich world, the demand for engaging and appropriate audio-visual materials is increasing, and film provides a particularly appealing and powerful opportunity to capitalise on the creative capacities of those in educational contexts. FLS-Atlantic will establish a prototype model for others to adopt.

This novel approach to the application of social constructivist learning theory, developed at NUI Galway, is the first of its kind and will result in the development of accessible, relevant and digital interpretations of established inter-curricular content – a true Future Learning Space.

FLS-Atlantic is of particular interest to the following subjects:

  • Geography
  • History
  • Science
  • Business
  • English
  • Transition Year
  • CSP


Contact us for more details on FLS-Atlantic

Project Team

Dr Paul Flynn, Department of Education, NUI Galway

Sally McHugh, Department of Education, NUI Galway

Dr Deirdre Ní Chonghaile, Moore Institute, NUI Galway

Stephen O’Gorman, Development & Legacy Officer, Scannáin Inbhear


*The opinions, findings, and conclusion or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the film makers and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Marine Institute