Flexible learning environments

Do new classroom methodologies call for new learning environments?

 

Do new classroom methodologies call for new learning environments? For cooperative learning to be successful, do we need to ensure that students can move around the classroom? Should we reorganise our classroom layouts so it’s easier for students to get together and work in groups?

At Eanes Independent School District, Austin, Texas, a pilot scheme creating classrooms that aims to encourage 21st century skills may have found the answer to these questions. View this clip and see what they’re doing to adapt their learning environments.