A new set of design principles enables educational institutions to create better learning experiences by delivering on what students and educators need now and in the future.
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Why Movement Matters
How Ergonomic Classroom Chairs & Furniture Affect Student Performance
As research continues to surface regarding the correlation between classroom design and student performance, it’s the perfect time to explore why this is the case. For students, parents, and educators alike (as well as those responsible for creating the spaces in which individuals learn), having a clear concept of how the environment can impact personal development and performance is vital. Not only are flexible and responsive furniture items like ergonomic classroom chairs, adjustable storage elements, and modular student desks changing the way that students experience learning, they’re also pushing forward the boundary of what students are capable of.
Acknowledging the Connection Between Mind & Body
For many years, education was considered to be as simple and basic as imparting, repeating, and retaining information. With the development of new teaching methodologies and advanced research into diverse learning styles, the importance of collaboration and critical thinking, and other facets of the educational process, teachers now understand that the most effective learning is active. This means engaging not only a student’s mind but his or her whole self. In terms of contemporary classroom furniture and design, elements like ergonomic classroom chairs offer an excellent example of how a body that is physically balanced and healthy can help promote mental agility, focus, and engagement.
Dynamic Furnishings for a More Active Experience
The contemporary classroom isn’t just a space in which to receive information and instruction. It’s also a place to learn, grow, play, discover, and explore. Modular student desks can help create an environment in which students feel at ease interacting and collaborating with one another, as well as experiences in which they are able to comfortably focus and complete tasks as individuals. To suit the high physical activity level of children, from preschool all the way to high school and beyond, ergonomic classroom chairs allow for flexible movement and a more natural engagement with the educational setting.
Creating the Ideal Learning Scape
Of course, every educational setting is unique, and one of the most important aspects of versatile classroom furniture is its ability to transform the classroom for a variety of uses. Students tend to perform best when their environment is ideally suited to the activities at hand. Essentially, this means that items like ergonomic classroom chairs and modular student desks, as well as movable whiteboards, adjustable storage solutions, and other key furniture elements, are most valuable if they can be adapted, easily moved, and reconfigured to accommodate a range of uses. From group classroom activities to collaborative exercises and individual assignments, versatility has been shown to be crucial to a high level of student performance.
Experience the Best of Design and Performance
At SBI, we’re always interested in exploring the cutting edge of design and performance and helping our clients to do the same. We invite you to explore our full range of customizable furniture, including ergonomic classroom chairs, modular student desks, and much more, to discover the ideal pieces to furnish your space and bring out the absolute best in your students.