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To maximize student success, blended learning classrooms must support
group work and peer-to-peer learning. Discover the six spatial insights for these environments, developed by Steelcase researchers.

Paris Showroom

Paris Showroom

Today’s students demand choices, requiring libraries to offer a range of spaces to support the many ways they learn. See how Grand Valley’s new library supports a rhythm of learning.

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media:scape

Steelcase Education is focused on helping schools, colleges and universities create the most effective, rewarding and inspiring learning environments..

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Active learning. Active minds. Active spaces.

Steelcase Education is 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.

Featured Products

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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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node

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 team mode and back again, without interruption.

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B-Free

B-Free furniture forms neighbourhoods within the workplace. Seating, desk, tables and screens create spaces where people easily connect and collaborate

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Insights

Active Learning Spaces

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.

Our Insights and Applications Guide provides the latest thinking on classroom design and learning spaces, including research, design principles and applications.

Designing for Blended Learning Environments

“We’re embedding new skills in students... This room has allowed us to teach to best practices and to explore new frontiers.” - Teacher, Clintondale High School

Designing for Blended Learning Environments

Steelcase Education researchers conducted a design research study at 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 boundaries, an increased need to support video capture and streaming, and a continued use of analog and digital tools for effective learning.

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.

Classroom Design Affects Student Engagement

Study proves Classroom Design Affects Student Engagement

New data from ongoing Steelcase Education post-occupancy evaluation 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.

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.

Services

Professional Development
Recycling + Reuse

Professional Development

Professional Development

Integrating technology, space and pedagogical innovations into meaningful lessons is critical for student success. Add new dimension to instruction through inquiry, coaching and guided exploration.

These services help educators ensure best practices are immediately integrated into instructional planning, delivery and student interactions.

Our Services Include

  • Online tools
  • Onsite engagements
  • Space planning
  • Webinars
  • Regional events

For more information, contact us at  info@steelcase.co.uk

Recycling + Reuse

Recycling + Reuse

Finding a New Purpose

Taking care of our environment is key to Steelcase. Part of that is being smart with how furniture is handled once it is no longer wanted or needed. Steelcase can help.

Our Phase 2 Program consultants can evaluate furniture inventory and offer options for reuse — all with a zero landfill goal. The intent is for these used products to be placed back into service for reuse or recycled into new usable products. There are many options to choose from with social, environmental and economic benefits, and may help earn credit toward LEED certification.

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Solutions

media:scape LearnLab
Verb Classroom
Node Classroom

media:scape LearnLab

media:scape LearnLab

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.

Verb Classroom

Verb Classroom

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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Node Classroom

Node Classroom

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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Resources + Support

Case Sudies
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Case Sudies

Case Sudies

Grand Valley’s Mary Idema Pew Library

Steelcase researchers studied libraries at colleges and universities across the U.S., including GVSU, and found major shifts in how the library is being used and opportunities to better leverage pedagogy, technology and space.

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Verb at Coastline Community College

See what happens when two classes at Coastline Community College experience a Verb classroom. From multiple modes of learning to engaged students, Verb transforms the learning environment by offering flexibility and collaborative tools for the first time.

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The Newmark School

The Newmark School is focused on providing a positive learning environment for its special needs students. Administrators, teachers and parents are focused on environments that are flexible, comfortable, high-tech, and optimistic for their students. See how they are using space as a strategic tool to help students reach their full potential.

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