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ERIC Number: EJ1008753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0192-592X
Bringing down the Wall
Raths, David
T.H.E. Journal, v40 n2 p39-42 Feb 2013
Could new types of pedagogy that involve more classroom projects and peer instruction encourage school districts to replace outdated furniture and redesign classrooms? Or could new classroom designs using modular furniture have an impact on how teachers engage their students? These are just a few of the questions that educators, instructional technology leaders, and space-planning experts have been grappling with for the past several years as student-centered collaboration becomes increasingly important to the 21st century curriculum. Studies on the topic indicate that the classroom setup does indeed have an effect on instructors' habits as well as student participation and collaboration. Schools across the country are accommodating this mode of thinking by unbolting furniture and tearing down some of the more physical impediments to learning. In this article the author looks at the benefits of furniture that allows students to shape their own learning environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 5
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Language: English
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