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Breaking with tradition: Improving learning through classroom design

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 23 August 2011

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoints practical implications from cutting‐edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the article in context.

Findings

The perception of learning has changed significantly in recent times. So much so that the concept of a classroom in which students sit in rows and take instruction from a teacher standing at the front is now something of an anachronism. The penny has dropped and educators realize that there are many different preferred learning styles. Informality is a buzzword and the focus has shifted to creating learning environments to meet this diversity of student needs.

Practical implications

The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world's leading organizations.

Social implications

The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that can have a broader social impact.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy‐to‐digest format.

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Citation

(2011), "Breaking with tradition: Improving learning through classroom design", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 25 No. 5, pp. 28-30. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777281111159429

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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