Make them sit up and take notice

Rows, groups, horseshoes – it’s all the same, right? Wrong. Research says the layout of your room can have a huge impact on learning

The notion of “rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic” has become a popular metaphor for pointlessness. What could be more trivial than discussing seating arrangements when we have so many other important matters to attend to? It extends to education, too: why bother worrying where a child is sitting when you should be educating them?

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