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“Classrooms” Best Match


Why are classrooms filled with desks and chairs, all in tidy rows facing the same direction?

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...rethinking how they set up their classrooms. Hockinson Middle School Classroom Pod Concept The Superintendent and teachers at Hockinson Middle School, in Brush Prairie, Washington, explored a classroom layout (as...


Classrooms Matter

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...and classrooms are unable to provide effective learning environments as they are simply past their best. Lack of space, poor layouts and declining durability are among the biggest issues, and...


Are Schools Better with Fewer Walls?

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...last summer. According to an article by Feargus O’Sullivan on CityLab, “The country is currently undergoing one of the most ambitious school redesign projects in Europe, exchanging traditional walled-in classrooms...


Urban Educations: K-12 in the Downtown Core

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...classrooms is also key to building downtown schools within different spaces. A project manager with the Vancouver School Board described the process of an urban school as “going to be...


A Difference-Maker for PBL: Furniture

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School Districts across the United States are seeking options differing from the traditional classroom in order to transform their spaces into project based learning environments. Traditional classrooms use passive furniture...


IBI research proves design makes a difference for students

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...physical characteristics of classrooms explained 16% of the variation in learning progress over a year for the 3,766 pupils in the study. Leading the HEAD (Holistic Evidence and Design) project,...


Vulnerability and The Creative Brain

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...of their classrooms. The research shows that most of highly creative student population could be described as being an autodidact s. These are usually persistent learners who show signs of...


The Commercialisation of Higher Education

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...the same quality or superior to those from face-to-face classrooms.’ So how relevant is a significant investment in teaching spaces on campus? The answer to this question, and whether the...


Can a Focus on Mental Health and Wellbeing Promote Effective Learning?

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