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ERIC Number: EJ949518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Flexible Classroom Furniture
Kim Hassell,
American School & University, v84 n2 p18-21 Oct 2011
Classroom design for the 21st-century learning environment should accommodate a variety of learning skills and needs. The space should be large enough so it can be configured to accommodate a number of learning activities. This also includes furniture that provides flexibility and accommodates collaboration and interactive work among students and teachers. Flexibility is a recurring theme throughout the history of school design. In the framework of a 21st-century learner, flexibility in the learning environment is even more critical. Many space configurations are possible for learners. Some of the new configurations will have to provide for teacher-directed instruction, individual study, small groups, large groups, presentations, one-on-one instruction, as well as discussions among students and teachers. Classrooms with flexible space and furniture should enable learning to take place through all of these media.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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