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You might argue that every classroom is collaborative, and you would be right - collaboration in learning is nothing new.
However, new technologies have radically changed the world and education has changed in response.
Michael Fullan argues that, to prepare students for a future of continuous evolution, students need deeper learning competencies, known as the "6 Cs of Education". Meaningful collaboration is critical yet traditional furniture configurations limit collaboration opportunities. Here we demonstrate how our spaces can meet the needs of a learner-led, competency and project-based curriculum.
Michelle Bruitzman - Principal at St. Therese’s Primary School VIC
When students collaborate, they need spaces to share ideas, and challenge opinions. They learn to listen, question, compromise, discuss and think critically, generating a feedback loop which builds community within the classroom.
Discussion, interaction and problem-solving expose students to different perspectives and open lines of communication. Teachthought suggest that students who collaborate retain information for longer and attain higher level thinking than those who work independently.
If you want to design a collaborative zone for a classroom, library, breakout space, common area or staffroom that encourages and facilitates this type of learning, consider the following furniture solutions:
Student - Rathkeale College NZ
This collaborative zone combines a Mobile Endeavour Table with Bodyfurn Lab Stools, a Round Whiteboard Table, a Base Bench and Base Ottomans. Students can choose an elevated position at the back with direct sightlines to the whiteboard below, or sit at a lower level on ottomans or a Bodyfurn Sled Chair.
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