The Geometry of Active Learning

A brief post on the physical spaces we work in:

Steelcase Inc. conducted this study before the pandemic on classroom configurations. Students and instructors reported that classrooms outfitted with more casual, mobile furniture were more conducive to learning than those with traditional, row-by-column desk and table arrangements. While we all know, or should know, that self-reports about learning are generally bogus, I thought the study was interesting, given that faculty and students rarely get any say in how classrooms are designed.