There are so many aspects of traditional ‘schooling’ that need re-examination. One of those is the place of desks and chairs in the 21st century classroom. People talk about needing to have furniture (desks and chairs) that have great ergonomics - but as many educators know, students won’t be sitting still in chairs for long and many students find confinement to a set chair and desk as something akin to being in prison.
This scenario creates a great opportunity to re-think what type of furniture could be used in learning spaces. Our experience is that the more a space “feels like their lounge room”, the more students will slide into learning mode as a natural action.
Some excellent resources to spur ‘future’ thinking: