Helps educators create an optimum learning environment for students with different learning styles and is packed with practical, adaptable strategies to help every learner succeed.

The Learning Environment

The learning environment

This chapter provides suggestions for maximising the learning environment to enhance learning. These factors include:

  • the classroom design and layout
  • environmental preferences of learners
  • and 20 key factors for consideration when planning a learning environment.

Classroom Design

The classroom design and layout should try to accommodate for the diversity of students. The learning styles of students need to be considered – such as the effect of colour, sound, music and space. A good starting point is to perform a learning styles audit of the class to work out the range of preferences. From that it is possible to find the type of layout that might be suited to the majority of children in the class.

Learning Environments

Some learning environments may be more suited ...

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