ACTIVE LEARNING. ACTIVE MINDS. ACTIVE SPACES.

One Workplace and Steelcase Education are focused on helping schools, colleges and universities create the most effective, rewarding and inspiring active learning environments to meet the evolving needs of students and educators.

Using an insight-led approach, we design solutions for the many spaces learning happens, from classrooms and libraries to in-between spaces and cafes.  We have a passion for understanding how learning best takes place and how smarter, active learning spaces can help..

Insights

ACTIVE LEARNING SPACES
Students prepare for a future no one can predict and jobs that, in many cases, haven’t been invented yet. Educators are responding to these diverse forces with a refreshing openness, adopting active learning and embracing new technology. Yet, both students and educators must operate in learning environments built for age-old ways.

This Insights and Applications Guide by Steelcase Inc., provides the latest thinking on classroom design and learning spaces, including research, design principles and applications.

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DESIGNING FOR BLENDED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
Steelcase Education researchers conducted a design research study of 16 schools, colleges and universities throughout the United States to understand the dynamics and spatial implications of technology-empowered learning.

Six spatial insights emerged for blended learning environments. These include designing for flexibility, the loosening of spatial boundries and increased need to support video capture and streaming, and continued use of analog and digital tools for effective learning.

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education case study

Clintondale High School used flipped learning to improve student outcomes. They worked with Steelcase as they transformed a classroom into an active learning space with Verb tables, Node chairs, and more.

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STUDY PROVES CLASSROOM DESIGN AFFECTS STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
New data from ongoing Steelcase Education post-occupancy evaluations studies show that classrooms designed for active learning have a significant effect on student engagement.
Comparisons between old and new classrooms were statistically significant on all 12 factors measured for both instructors and learners. The Steelcase survey tool can now be used to reliably measure the impact of engagement in learning environments.
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education case study

The University of Florida developed two active learning spaces designed to foster communication, collaboration and problem solving. Their solutions were a media:scape LearnLab and the AHA! colab.
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Solutions

Node Classroom
Verb Classroom
Classroom Technology
media:scape LearnLab

Node Classroom

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SUPPORTING THE MANY MODES OF LEARNING
Educators are often faced with a tough choice: promote active learning or fit as many students as possible into a classroom without much flexibility. Until now.

The Node chair is mobile and flexible. It’s designed for quick transitions between room configurations. With Node, a classroom can flex from lecture mode to groups, and back again without interruption. Node can take passive space and make it active, supporting active and team based learning, even when student density is important.
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Verb Classroom

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TRANSFORM ANY CLASSROOM INTO AN ACTIVE LEARNING SPACE
Students and instructors need spaces that support the ways they learn. Classrooms should enhance sightlines and interaction and support seamless transitions, collaboration and information persistence.

Verb is an integrated collection of instructor stations, student tables, personal whiteboards, display and work tools.

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Classroom Technology

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TECHNOLOGY MUST SUPPORT ACTIVE LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM
ēno allows instructors and students to capture and distribute lesson notes, create collaborative lessons for multiple users and project important content for discussions.
ēno adapts to any classroom, instructor and student, with multiple configurations to fit any learning space.

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media:scape LearnLab

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SHARE. LEARN. COLLABORATE.
media:scape LearnLab removes the barriers to sharing information and democratizes how people access and share information. The LearnLab allows students to contribute ideas quickly and seamlessly, while the unique design removes the front of the room, allowing the instructor to teach from any location in the classroom. The triangulation of content supports multiple teaching and learning styles without disruption.

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Featured Products

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Brody
Introducing the Brody WorkLounge. Designed to be good for your body and good for your brain.

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Thread
Thread simplifies power distribution, providing power to the devices we use and the places where we work and learn.

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Verb
Verb is an integrated collection of classroom furniture including tables, whiteboards, and instructor lecturn and desk stations designed to support a full range of teaching and learning styles.

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Node
The Node school chair is mobile and flexible. It’s designed for quick, easy transitions from one teaching mode to the next. With Node, a classroom can transition from lecture mode to learn mode and back again, without interruption.

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media:scape
media:scape integrates technology and furniture to bring people, space and information, together for greater collaboration and productivity than ever before.

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