Today's students and their parents place big demands on education.

Schools, from elementary through post-secondary, are making changes in how they teach. Educators are exploring what it means to be learner-centric-adopting active learning pedagogies and embracing technology to support educational strategies.

Planning for learning spaces requires an understanding of how learning changes. Education is a process that changes throughout the term, the day or a class period. Classrooms should support student needs, but also be flexible to meet different needs after classes have ended. The classroom must support quick transitions between learning modes. Later in the day the same classroom transitions to an informal learning space for a group project. During mid-terms and finals more individual study space is needed and the wellbeing of students should be considered during thise intense study times.

This is the Rhythm of Learning.

How Classroom Design affects Student Engagement  
New data from ongoing Steelcase Edcuation studies show that classrooms designed for active learning (i.e., where physical space supports a focus on engaging experiences for students and faculty) have significant effect on student engagement. 

For an in-depth look at Steelcase Education research see a special edition of the 360 here.

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