The learning studio offers structure without rigidity.
For 21st century students, the fluid nature of the learning studio provides an environment sure to stimulate critical thinking and problem solving. One of the fundamentals of the learning studio concept is that the students and teacher should always adapt the environment to meet the subject. This encourages students to take less for granted, to both engage them and empower their learning. Mobility in a learning studio, furniture included, is a must.
To picture a learning studio, imagine the opposite of a static classroom.
In a single learning studio, multiple lessons take place at the same time. How? A learning studio doesn’t have a front; its focus is usually its center, where project tables, computer stations or other shared resources are held. All together, the prototypical learning studio has three zones, each supporting an activity or lesson. Learning studio furniture must move easily to accommodate into them.
Within the three zones of the learning studio, furniture has to support the learning modality while offering mobility, comfort and the appropriate visual stimulus. The walls feature whiteboards, projectors and screens, or flat screen monitors so students can see, hear, and interact with the content being studied. Collaborative space is clustered around the room in small team settings.
Matching the learning studio furniture to the lesson.
While this may seem a great deal to ask of school studio furniture, it’s not expecting too much of an expert in school studio furniture, like Smith System. We have long championed the concept of flexibility in classroom furniture and we are bringing everything we’ve learned about school furniture into the learning studio. Smith System offers many options across multiple furniture lines that meet the needs of learning studios.