Study Shows How Classroom Design Affects Student Learning

As debate over education reform sizzles, and as teachers valiantly continue trying to do more with less, a new study suggests that it might be worth diverting at least a little attention from what’s going on in classrooms to how those spaces are being designed. The paper, published in the journal Building and the Environment, found that classroom design could be attributed to a 25% impact, positive or negative, on a student’s progress over the course of an academic year. The difference between the best- and worst-designed classrooms covered in the study? A full year’s worth of academic progress.

» via Fast Company

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    YES SCHOOL ARCHITECTURE IS IMPORTANT I DID A PRESENTATION IN SOC 170 JUVENILE JUSTICE AHHHHHHH
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    Although I agree entirely that atmosphere has an affect on everything from attention to mood, nothing replaces an...
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