Flexible Furniture Improves Learning
An experiment was conducted to find out how children felt about classroom furniture in an effort to think about how the learning environment could be re-imagined to support students and teachers especially after coming back to school after the vivid pandemic. Because of the pandemic, children have adjusted to school learning via online home environments that included sitting on lounges, bean bags and gym balls. Flexible furniture including ottomans and gym balls are being used to implement into the classroom which has been said to improve both student and teacher learning.
Dr Julia Morris from Edith Cowan University has been a lead researcher on this matter, working with Dr Wesley Imms who 2SER from the university of Melbourne to discuss findings on flexible furniture and its impact on the modern classroom.