WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR TODAY’S CLASSROOM?
Modern Learning Environment
There is a growing movement to change teaching styles that better reflect the learning styles of today’s students. With technology and massive amounts of data readily at hand, teachers are becoming more focused on teaching students how to process information rather than inundating them with it. Educators have discovered that students are retaining more information in environments where the student has the ability to shape their learning, collaborate with others and learn by doing. Schools are now designed holistically, so that learning is not only conducted in the classroom, but can take place throughout the school. Libraries are transforming into media centers, cafeterias are becoming collaborative cafes, and hallways are turning into impromptu collaboration areas.
Educators have discovered that students have four main environments that they cycle through to achieve better success.
By providing that Flexibility, Variety and Longevity, students can shape their environments to create each of these learning models.
Spaces shape student learning and furniture shapes spaces. By providing students and educators with a variety of flexible and durable furniture, administrators improve student engagement, learning and achievement.