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How Classroom Design Affects Leaning

HOW CLASSROOM DESIGN AFFECTS LEARNING Classroom design could be attributed to a 25% impact, whether it's a positive or negative impact. DESIGN PARAMETERS • Light • Flexibility • Choice • Connection • Complexity • Color • Ergonomics PARAMETERS DEFINED Light - the amount of natural light in the classroom and the quality of the electrical lights it contains. Choice and Flexibility- the quality of the furniture in the classroom, as well as providing "interesting" and ergonomic tables and chairs for pupils. Complexity and Color - providing an ample amount of visual stimulation for students in the classroom. IMPORTANCE OF ERGONOMICS Young children are privy to discomfort due to out-of-date fumiture that does not meet the needs of their body. Educators are now focusing more of their attention on the classroom environment in order help children to get the most of their academic experience. In the past, educational methods, along with classroom environment have used a "one size fits all" approach. of elementary school 83% 23% of elementary school students complain of back students sit at chair-desk combinations that are not aches. suitable for their height. Average time Elementary students sit per day. 33% of secondary school students complain of back aches. HOURS of the U.S. population seeks of students can find medicalattention for back. <20% acceptable chair/desk combinations. 80% problems at some time in their lives. SCHOOL OUTLEI www.SCHOOLOUTLET.COM (877) 398-6449 Sources: Fast Co Design, Research Gate, University of Manitoba

How Classroom Design Affects Leaning

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Did you ever think that a classroom arrangement could have an impact on learning? Well it definitely does and this infographic proves it.


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