Today’s students desire an active learning environment, expecting more from their classrooms than ever before. They want their surroundings to support co-learning, co-creation and open discussion. Educators are often faced with a tough choice: promote active learning or organise a classroom to fit as many students as possible. The existing classroom footprint is only so big, and there has never been a lot of flexibility – until now. The Node™ chair is mobile and flexible.
To fully capitalise on active learning, the physical space must support the pedagogies at work in the classroom. No longer should static furniture be disguised as supportive of an active learning environment. Learning styles must be supported with reconfigurable settings, both analog and digital tools, access to power and wall protection for table, chair and equipment movement.
The Node™ chair is designed for quick, easy transitions from one teaching mode to the next. A classroom can flex from a lecture-based mode to a team-based mode, and back again, without interruption. Node™ can take passive space and make it active, supporting individual and team-based learning, even when classroom capacity is important.