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A Revised Lesson Plan for Student Success

Steelcase Education researchers explore evolving definitions of student success, along with innovative strategies and new metrics.

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Rethinking Student Success

Knowledge
Skills
Development

Knowledge

Knowledge

Design for Active Learning

Regardless of the grade level, subject matter or class size, today’s best classrooms are designed for participative, active and engaging learning experiences that help students function at their best — physically, cognitively and emotionally.

A New Lesson Plan for Student Success

Skills

Skills

Hands-On Experiences

The portfolio of learning spaces is expanding to support hands-on experiences. These spaces include:

  • Maker spaces
  • Project rooms
  • Collaboration hubs
  • Innovation labs
  • Virtual reality environments.

Development

Development

Personal Development

For holistic learning, social spaces are essential. These spaces include:

  • Social commons
  • Community hubs
  • Cafes
  • Lounges.

Teaching the Creative Process

Sparking Creativity
Think
Make
Share

Sparking Creativity

Sparking Creativity

Teaching Creativity Today

A key component of student success is the ability to think creatively. To address this need, schools are scrapping old paradigms and using new, innovative pedagogies and learning spaces to teach creativity. Based on extensive research at schools, colleges and universities, Steelcase has developed design considerations for creative learning environments.

Teaching the creative process has three main parts:

  • Think
  • Make
  • Share

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Think

Think

Supporting the Creative Process

Non-hierarchical spaces, such as classrooms that users can rearrange to support different groups and the various modes of the creative process, allow for a better flow of ideas.

Make

Make

Build to See What Works

Maker spaces encourage students to build and tinker with things, to see what works and what doesn’t.

Share

Share

Concepts + Projects on Display

Sharing involves putting concepts and projects on display — in analog and digital formats — to share with other students, faculty, the entire class and even the community at large.

Featured Products

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Brody

The Brody WorkLounge and Desk are private workspaces that are designed to be good for your body and good for your brain – providing places to get away without going away.
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Node

The Node chair is mobile and supports all the ways students learn. It’s designed for quick, easy transitions in the classroom, and to support learning modes across the campus.
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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 lectern and desk stations designed to support a full range of teaching and learning styles.
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media:scape

media:scape integrates technology and furniture to bring people, space and information together for a greater collaborative work environment and more productivity than ever before.

Additional Resources

Active Learning: Insights + Applications Guide

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. Our Insights and Applications Guide provides the latest thinking on classroom design and learning spaces.

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Steelcase Education

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. We have a passion for understanding how learning best takes place and how smarter, active learning spaces can help.

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Spaces + Inspiration

Explore Steelcase research, designs and ideas for active learning classrooms, libraries and in-between spaces.

Active Learning Classrooms

Libraries

In-between Spaces