Innovation in Classroom Environments

I loved this article I came across a while ago, looking at what happened when a teacher started to think out of the box about the environment in which she was asking children to be creative, purposeful and to do great work. The result was a redesign of the classroom space and changes in the way children used that space.

Mindshift Article – Ditching the Desks

I think this highlights an aspect that we too often fail to pay enough attention to – the way spaces and design shape the culture an climate within our schools. If we want to see new and different approaches from children towards their own learning, we have to be prepared to envisage new and different ways to design both individual classroom spaces and even whole schools.

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