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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One Comment on “Make them sit up and take notice”

  1. whatonomy says:

    This echoes the practice in modern corporations (such as Google or Everything Everywhere) where workspaces are modular and can be adapted to suit a range of purposes. The need for such flexibility has interesting implications for IT suites, which are often fixed and determined by the positioning of the workstations.


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