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Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Encourage and promote learning by upgrading your environment.

Encourage and promote learning by upgrading your environment.

Modern learning environments should promote study by providing a stimulating space complete with facilities, comfort and study areas to promote learning. In this article, I explore the physical characteristics behind good educational environments.

Learning isn't just about burying yourself in books. Modern learning environments should promote study by providing a stimulating space complete with facilities, comfort and study areas to promote learning. In this article, I explore the physical characteristics behind good educational environments. 

Facilities
Wifi: No learning environment should be without good access to the internet. With so much wealth of information on hand, exploration and research should be encouraged. Studies suggest that by installing wifi, you would be encouraging students in to the space as it's often attractive to students who wish to study on their own devices.

Arrangement

Seating arrangement can be used to make learning inclusive and promote peer support through sharing of ideas. Breakout small groups of seats into separate areas with a main desk for a teacher, off to one side. Circular rooms and layouts emphasise inclusivity and promote the sharing of ideas. (http://blog.ampli.com/2014/03/...)

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(Image sources: http://blog.ampli.com/2014/03/...)

Colour
Ambience: Colours have been proven to enrich learning. Greens and blues promote restfulness and calm, promoting efficiency and focus. Access to good sunlight, oranges and warmer colours often lift moods. (http://info.shiftelearning.com...).

At Peake Domes, we welcome the use of our domes as a space for learning. Our design accommodates all of the spacial requirements to promote learning. The interior of our domes can be finished in any colour and desks can be mounted on the strong steel structure. Since our domes are made from Aluminium, wireless signals pass through the dome structure with no interference and electricity solutions can be provided from a solar array or direct from a mains outlet. For more information about how we can accommodate your requirements, book a visit or contact us for further information.

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(Peake Dome colours to suit any mood or learning style - Choice of interior finishes are easy to clean, water and fire resistant).

Sources:

  1. Header Image - http://www.designboom.com/arch...
  2. Wi-Fi a critical element for student recruitment and research - http://www.educationdive.com/n...
  3. Classroom Layouts: Seating Arrangements for Effective Learning - http://blog.ampli.com/2014/03/...
  4. The Psychology of Color: How Do Colors Influence Learning? - http://info.shiftelearning.com...