In Finland, classroom design offers a radical departure from the norm

"Many students who recently headed back to class from kesäloma — summer vacation — were left in a disoriented state. While the actual buildings that many pupils returned to remained the same, the interiors of said buildings had been dramatically revamped: walls torn down, desks and chalkboards hauled away and the entire notion of what students thought an academic setting should look like turned on its head."

As part of a pointed leap away from traditional classroom arrangements, a handful of Finnish schools were redesigned over the summer to better reflect a new national core curriculum. In fact, Finnish education officials are loath to refer to the things-formerly-known-as-classrooms as such. Instead, they’re now called “learning environments” as they only scantly resemble the neat-rows-of desks-and-chalkboard set-up found the world over.

 

Read more about how "flexible, free-form arrangements to bolster learning” are the new norm." at the Mother Nature Network

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