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1CLASSROOM ARRAGEMENT Why Class Arrangement Questions to consider Basic PrinciplesClassroom Arrangement styles
2Why classroom arrangement? The main cause of off-task behavior is classroom seating arrangement. (Bonus & Riordan, 1998).Room arrangement affects the learning process, student behavior, and student engagement.(Florman, 2003; Lackney & Jacobs, 2002; Proshansky & Wolfe, 1974; Richards, 2006; Strong-Wilson & Ellis, 2007; Susi, 1989; Weinstein, 1977).We need spaces for activitiesTo make sure that we can monitorTo iptimize the teacher role and students roleTo avoid the teacher centredness issues
3Questions to consider when arranging classroom layout: Can I see the faces of every single student and can they see me?Can everyone see the board (if you're planning on using it)?Can the students see one another?Can I move around the room so that I can monitor effectively?Is the layout can facilitate the students’ activities?Is there any student with special needs that I have to facilitate?
4Basic Principles of Classroom Arrangement Reduce congestion in high-traffic areas.Make sure that you can easily see all students.Make often-used teaching materials and student supplies easily accessible.Make sure that students can easily observe whole-class presentations.
6The most-often-seen classroom arrangements styles Think of the advantages and disadvantagestudents as the audience focusing their attention to teacher. Therefore, this seating arrangement tends to create teacher-centric lesson.The problem with this arrangement is some students are going to have to sit in the corners and in the back of the room.it can be really difficult to monitor.Row seating reduces talking.(Koneya, 1976; Ridling, 1994; Silverstein & Stang, 1976; Wannarka & Ruhl, 2008; Weinstein, 1979).Row seating impedes a teachers ability to walk between student desks and assess learning. (Weaver Dunne, 2001).
8Variations of Classroom Seating The Action Zone Students in theseseats are more likelyto interact with theteacher, askquestions, andinitiate discussion.
9Variations of Classroom Seating An Example of an Effective Elementary School Classroom Arrangement 9
10Variations of Classroom Seating An Example of an Effective Secondary School Classroom Arrangement
11Few facts about cluster seating It is ideal for socially facilitated learning.(Patton, Snell, Knight & Florman 2001).It promotes “innovation.”(Raviv, Raviv & Reisel, 1990).Students like each other more and communicate better when facing each other.(O’Hare, 1998; Bovard, 1951).