Active Learning Classrooms Are Key For Engaged Students
New research shows that active learning spaces lead to a positive classroom with creativity, innovation and engagement.
Due to the pandemic, there is more insight now than ever before on the most effective way to engage students and the different ways they learn. Today students are more self-aware of their learning styles as they have experienced it all from zoom classrooms to hybrid learning to active in person classes. Educators are embracing active learning spaces which has been proven by students to be the most productive classroom environment.
There are four key elements to an active learning classroom that promote innovation:
Range of furniture to support different learning modes and activities.
Having a variety of furniture such as sofas, swivel chairs, task chairs and other soft furnishings allows students to behave differently based on their learning styles, it encourages choice, movement and collaboration.
Adjustable tools and features to aid student learning.
In an active learning environment, it is essential to have moveable tools that have writing surfaces such as whiteboards that help students post projects and think through ideas.
Multi-functional, transportable technology
Technology is very effective when collaborating and sharing work for a team project. Portable technology that has a variety of functions allows students to be innovative and easily engage with each other.
Supportive, friendly environment that supports participation.
The most important element to an active learning classroom is a safe, motivating culture that encourages risk-taking and peer connections. In an active learning classroom, students feel more confident to participate in discussions and learning.