It's No Slouch - Classroom Furniture for Active and Engaged Learning
Finding ways to support cooperative, active, and engaged learning is perhaps the most important step in creating a successful learning outcome. Quality classroom furniture can help.
An article on cooperative learning in higher education in US Change magazine claims College students who would score at the fiftieth percentile when learning competitively will score in the sixty-ninth percentile when learning cooperatively.
In another study, the National Training Laboratories found that only about 5 percent of the information delivered through a lecture was retained. Compare that with retention rates at 50 percent for a discussion group and 70 percent for practice by doing.
Classroom design and furniture influences these levels of interaction and engagement. Not only will comfortable classroom furniture help keep minds focused and limit distractions, the right classroom furniture can help to develop collaborative skills for life and work beyond the classroom.
Collaboration furniture is designed to promote collaboration, creativity and interaction with faculty in many different ways. Our range at Scholar Furniture includes versatile clever designs for meeting spaces, quiet spaces, workspaces, and moveable modular designs that allow for a number of different layout options.
Why have students in rows if they would learn better organised in groups at tables or sitting in a circular arrangement? At Scholar Furniture we have classroom furniture that is evolving to support active teaching and dynamic learning.