There are common threads developing in products that support learning in the way Learniture® products do.
Dry-wipe tables and large expanses of dry-wipe wall for example, to encourage collaboration and risk-taking in a way you simply cannot do within the confines of an exercise book.
Sound ergonomic and neuroscience principles too – a real understanding of how the human body works: mind, body, spirit stuff. If you want learners to achieve at their best, you need to look at the whole picture, not just a bit.
And accepting that we live in a three-dimensional world, so using the vertical space as well as the horizontal – whether that’s to get better sight-lines for presentation areas or giving students the opportunity to stand at a worksurface rather than sit whilst they’re studying.
Of course there’s more too – like looking at the whole environment: its temperature, humidity right down to the food we give learners, but even we’d accept that’s starting to go beyond what a simple table and chair can achieve! If you’d like to know more about this, look at the work Professor Stephen Heppell is doing: there are links on this page.