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Choice in Environment

Choice in Environment


The easiest and often cheapest way to create school environments is using homogeneous spaces (i.e. a classroom has one type of seat). This approach deprives learners of choice in how they interact with their environment. In Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, author Daniel Pink describes the vital role autonomy plays in helping individuals thrive.


In order to give learner’s choice in how they interact with their environment, create partially-separated, visually-transparent learning environments that offer areas of different stimuli. Provide a variety of furniture that fits the context of the learning activities that will take place.

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