Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
photo from www.fastcodesign.com
From Good.is: Â Can Better Designed Classroom Furniture Help Students Who Can’t Sit Still?Â A Dutch architectural company has been trying to help fidgety kids concentrate better with their modular furniture design.
Simplistic? Perhaps. Worth considering? Definitely.
They’ve designed stylish furniture for a school that is specifically for students with LD and concentration issues. It seems to me that solutions for learning problems should be equal parts helping remediate and assist kids with LD adapt better to the demands of school, and demanding that schools and teaching adapt to the needs of the diverse learner.
Whether a classroom has student desks lined up in neat rows facing forward, or collaboration-friendly groups of desks or tables, one fact remains the same: Students are expected to sit still for the majority of the school day. For kids who are naturally fidgety, or have ADD or learning disabilities, that’s a real challenge. But as Fast Company Design reports, a Dutch architecture firm, i29, thinks they’ve found a solution that will make it easier for kinetically-inclined students to concentrate.
[via Richard Wanderman]