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Learning environments


Question # 1 Where will you place chairs and tables to help students learn well?


Room design without tables

http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/akademie/mup/06701.pdf page 42.


Conference design with tables

http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/akademie/mup/06701.pdf page 42.


http://www.impactlab.net/ 2012/01/22/new-schoolsystem-in-sweden-iseliminating-classroomsentirely/


Room design with tables

http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/akademie/mup/06701.pdf page 42.


Room design with easily movable chairs and tables

https://youtu.be/O_x4OLsfReQ


When children are given the opportunity to stand, they have greater attention span.

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3036187/stan ding-desks-are-coming-to-schools-to-cureobesity-and-increase-attention-spans


Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Workspace-design-1634930


Question # 2 What sports equipment can help students calm down?


Finnish educators asked 3-6 years old children to take photos of the places they hated and the places they loved.

The kids loved all the things that related to games and being physically active; places where they can hide. They hated rooms that are for calming down. http://news.tes.co.uk/b/news/2014/11/05/39-we-are-consulting-early-years-kids-on-what-they-think-of-theireducation-39-reveals-finnish-education-minister.aspx


Activity can improve attention spans.

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3036607/this-school-has-bikesinstead-of-desks-and-it-turns-out-thats-a-better-way-to-learn


https://twitter.com/edutopia/status/848399618366857216


Teachers have found that the right amount of movement before a learning session will help students to focus. Aerobic exercise such as walking Boosts our capacity to retain information and the speed at which we take in and rework information.

Anaerobic activity such as sprinting Affects mood and helps to relieve stress, providing calmness and focus. http://www.medicinenet.com/aerobic_exercise/article.htm


Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-do-you-handle-stress-1496360


Question # 3 What lighting solutions do students need?


Student A Prefers low / dimmed / indirect lighting solutions.

Student B Prefers strong / bright / direct lighting solutions.

http://sxills.nl/lerenlerennu/bronnen/Learning%20styles%20by%20Coffield%20e.a..pdf p. 22.


Question # 4 What temperature do students need?


Student A

Student B

Prefers a relatively cool Prefers a relatively warm learning environment. learning environment.

http://sxills.nl/lerenlerennu/bronnen/Learning%20styles%20by%20Coffield%20e.a..pdf p. 22.


Question # 5 What noise level do students need?


Student A

Student B

Prefers silence in learning Prefers some sounds in environment. learning environment.

http://sxills.nl/lerenlerennu/bronnen/Learning%20styles%20by%20Coffield%20e.a..pdf p. 22.


Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Learning-strategies-1487708

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