Saturday, May 17, 2014

How Does Classroom Design Affect Student Learning?
As a teacher, you can do a lot of different things in your classroom to help your students succeed. 
You can offer extra help, implement technology, use personalized learning resources, etc, etc. 
But something that is often overlooked is the actual physical classroom space. 
When we think of how our physical classrooms impact students, we most often think of desk or table arrangement and seating charts.

The handy infographic below takes a look at how classroom design affects student learning in ways you might never think about.

Have you made any classroom changes or implemented design elements in your classroom to aid student learning? What were they? Weigh in by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page.

How Does Classroom Design Affect Student Learning?
  • Classroom design can improve students’ performance by about 25%
    Positive effects include:
  • Enhanced concentration
  • Helps support learning
  • Inspires students
  • Improves behavior
  • Better results
  • Reduce fidgeting
  • Increase attention span
  • Encourage healthy posture
  • Better communication between students and between teacher and students
  • Items to consider are:
  • Furniture
  • Layout
  • Color
  • Temperature
  • Acoustics
  • Lighting

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