Every Space is a Learning Space
Jan 4 2018
HON knows learning doesn’t begin and end in the classroom. From the front office to the classroom – and every opportunity in between – we craft the products that inspire, engage and connect the ways in which students learn.
Giving students the tools they need is all about getting them in the right zone. HON has developed a concept of 4- and 6-zone classroom environments that include multiple types of furniture arrangements and the flexibility to reconfigure quickly to adapt to different learning styles.
Setting up a four-zone classroom puts the instructor in more control over the peer-to-peer sharing of information and positions the environment to respond to inevitable change. All four zones can be swapped and moved to support any learning activity.
A classroom with six distinct zones provides a variety of environments suited to different teaching and learning styles – supporting everything from attentive group focus to active areas for experimentation and idea-sharing.
In today’s classroom, the teacher is now a facilitator rather than an instructor and these zones help create the environments to support this change. The key aspects to a zone classroom are flexibility, mobility and reconfigurability. We can’t predict how the progressive classroom will continue to evolve and change, so we have decided to create spaces that have the flexibility to adapt to all the changes. Below are some additional examples on how our 4- and 6-zone classrooms can be reconfigured to adapt to different learning and teaching styles.
A classroom atmosphere that keeps students’ attention is the ultimate goal, because it helps with communication and retention. HON Learning collections embrace 21st century paradigm shifts in education to support a variety of spaces, pedagogies and technologies. At the end of the day, learning should be fun!
For more information about trends in classroom design and learning solutions from HON, visit hon.com/learning.
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