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 thought on “Make them sit up and take notice

  1. 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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