From pre-k to college, students are not learning the same ways that they were twenty years ago. Most schools utilize technology almost every day, maybe with most lessons, so the classroom should be designed accordingly. With such rapid advancements in modern technology, it’s important that classrooms accommodate students’ needs to learn the basics of cutting-edge technology.
Thinking Outside the Lecture Hall
At the high school and university level, lecture halls have reigned supreme since the birth of academia. In 2018, it’s time to start looking at education from a different vantage point. The best way to know what kinds of layouts will work best for individual classes is to ask the people who rule those rooms — the teachers and professors. Since they will be holding classes and lectures and discussions in these spaces, they will have many opinions on how the spaces can be most efficiently utilized. Science and technology teachers will have the best insight as to how their classroom interior design can adequately serve their curricula.
Understanding the Importance of Natural Light
Sunlight streaming in through the windows is, undoubtedly, one of the most important aspects of any classroom design. Students spend many hours of their lives in classrooms throughout their academic careers, and classrooms with maximized sunlight will boost students’ ability to learn and focus. A recent study showed that students in classrooms with more natural sunlight scored higher than students in classrooms with little to no sunlight. This is a huge problem in modern classroom design, as most schools were built with few very small windows, hoping that this would help students to focus and not stare out the window during lessons. However, architects at that time were mistaken, and it has been proven that people work better and think more clearly when surrounded by natural light.
Invest in How Your Children Learn with Edwards and Hill
Maybe it’s time to move your students out of the dark ages of academia and into the 21st Century. Get rid of the old, stale and lecture-led learning environment, and rearrange your classroom! Edwards & Hill can help you design and install the ideal, high-tech classroom for your academic facility. Edwards & Hill is a leading office, education, medical, and hospitality furniture provider with quality design and installation services for any style or scale. If you are ready to get your higher education classroom design started, contact us online or give us a call at 301-317-4250. For more furniture design tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Flickr, YouTube, and Google+.