By Guest Blogger, Rohin D.,
The Role Of School Furniture In Learning
If there is no School Furniture; then there will be no classroom. That reality is a pointer to the fact that the furniture in the school should be handled with care. If the provision is made for furniture that will not suit the purpose of the student and teachers, it is as good as if there was no furniture in the first instance.
Good Furniture Make Some Schools Excel Over Their Competitors
It is a known fact that some schools are well known for excellence while others are struggling for relevance. When it is time for public exams; there is always a line of distinction between schools that are able to get it right in terms of provision of furniture for their students and teachers alike. Though their school curriculum is the same, yet there is a clear line of difference between them. The difference is due to the use of the right type of furniture that will bring the best out of students and the teachers.
The Flexibility of The Furniture
The employment of flex furniture for classroom use is another great innovation that has been seen to bring out the best out of the students. The student wants a situation where they will be able to control the class and not the class controlling them. A strong consideration should be given to optional casters when designing the classroom desks and the tables. It will make it easy for small students to move the desks and chairs. Reconfiguring the classroom will not be a difficult exercise.
Management Of The Project Materials
The project materials are there to complement the teaching process. They go hand in hand with the teaching if effective results are to be achieved. The irony of it is that some furniture that is designed for schools have no place for the project material. The implication is that is the teacher will have to struggle when it is time to introduce the materials into the lesson. A good furniture should have space for the storage of these materials. It should be in such a way that sorting them out will pose no difficulty for the teacher and students.
The Learning Modalities
The modality of learning you want to impart to the student should be put into consideration before the order for the furniture is placed. Do you intend to engage in active or passive learning method? The analog, as well as digital learning modalities, are common in our classrooms today. There is a design that best suits any of the modalities. Get the right furniture in line with your modality of choice if you want real results.
The learning in the classrooms today is internet based. Every student will work with a laptop or tablet. Furniture that does not provide an allowance for the storage of these devices will be out of tune in real practical classroom conditions. The furniture for today’s schools must provide allowances for these devices because they are part of the learning process in the classrooms.
For effective classroom experience to be achieved; the furniture will play a prominent role.
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