Sunday, 14 April 2013

Instructions to use a table....

I spend a lot of time talking to people about furniture in schools.  The key words are frequently agile, ergonomic, collaborative, high quality....

I was depressed recently to see that one room I visited recently had instructions for how to use a table displayed in the room - it was quite complicated and there were several stages to the instructions.  

The fact that it was felt necessary to display these says it all really.  The fact that they look complicated is potentially enough to put off anyone from quickly being able to move furniture around within a classroom with the agility that so many schools expect.  

Schools these days want classrooms to be able to work in many ways within individual lessons.  They do not want to have to check students have read instructions as to how to move a table first.   

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