What is causing educational environments to shift and change? The standard K-12 classroom is becoming less concentrated, and more interactive, but how and why?
First and foremost, the simple answer is technology. There is no denying that the increasing developments in modern technology has had an effect on daily functions for almost everyone. It has certainly made a difference for the learning environment, and how students interact with education and each other.
Updated technology allows for a more engaging learning experience. As a result, modern education strategies are focusing more on individual and different learning styles. Hands on learning and flexibility is being encouraged more and more. That is why the proper furniture selection in classrooms is becoming critical. The furniture needs to be flexible and adaptable in order to support this evolving classroom and teaching strategy.
SO HOW CAN WE ADAPT TO THESE CHANGES THROUGH THE FURNITURE WE USE?
Let’s discuss the important role that classroom furniture plays in a child’s education process. In order to accommodate a collaborative classroom setting, mobile furniture is important. Many classrooms now tend to use lightweight, modular, and mobile furniture. This allows students of all ages to easily move from group work, to individual spaces, and back again. Students respond better when their environment can easily adapt to multiple furniture and learning arrangements.
During a time when technology is rapidly becoming a part of every day life, it is crucial that our educational facilities keep up and allow children to learn in the most effective way possible. That starts with the right furniture.
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FURNITURE IMAGES COURTESY OF SMITH SYSTEM