POE: Learning Settings and Practice Matter Exploratory Study - 9th Grade

  •  Lennie Scott-Webber    
  •  Dieter Breithecker    
  •  Dina Sorensen    


A renovation incorporated Innovative Learning Environments’ design principles. The exploratory study used a Basic Mixed Method, Convergent Parallel Research Design. Behavioral observations and photographic tracing, two surveys (pre- and post-intervention), interviews, and instrument testing. Overall findings: (a) students and educators are excited to come to school, (b) far less negative/destructive behavioral issues, and (c) a sense of pride/belonging imbued. Specifically: (a) ILE designs at the ergo-dynamic furniture level are not as intuitive as hoped, (b) teaching practices guide the use of solutions, (c) students made intuitive use of the ergo-dynamic products in seated positions at both macro and micro levels, and (d) students still had too much sedentary time. Recommendation - provide holistic understanding for all stakeholders of ILEs’ positive impact.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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