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Why round? Don’t just take our word for it…
Researchers, psychologists and sociologists have been studying the effect of seating arrangements and classroom configuration to gauge the effects on learning and communication and have discovered an unequivocal link between the circular form and positive pupil behaviour. Of course, it’s logical to us and most probably to you too, but don’t take our word for it – please contact us if you’d like a PDF Copy of any of the below research papers.
“Students asked their teachers significantly more questions when they were seated in a semi-circle than in rows.”
– Marx, Furher and Hartig: Effects of classroom seating arrangements on children’s question-asking investigating the relationship between seating arrangements and the question-asking patterns of ten year olds.
“Circular seating arrangements can help instil a sense of belonging within classroom communities with overall positive effects on learning, emotions, and well-being.”
– Circular seating arrangements: Approaching the social crux in language classrooms – Joseph Falout Nihon University, Japan