Teachers believe that cramped K-12 classrooms with desks neatly in rows and the blackboard at the front of the room should be a thing of the past. According to the third report released today by MDR, in its State of the K-12 Market 2018 series, The Impact of Learning Spaces on Student Success, teachers around the country believe the design of learning spaces impacts student outcomes.
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More than 1,600 teachers participated in a market research study on learning spaces, conducted by MDR, a division of Dun & Bradstreet, with 94 percent agreeing that space impacts learning.
The report found that, among teachers who indicated space had a high impact on learning, more than 40 percent believed that a positive environment was conducive to learning and better performance. Nearly three-quarters of educators surveyed believed their classroom environment is conducive to 21-century learning, including collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking and problem solving. Among those who believed space had a high impact, more than a quarter said that small spaces and negative environments often create distractions and deter learning.
A copy of The Impact of Learning Spaces on Student Success is available for purchase for $1,499 at https://mdreducation.com/reports/the-impact-of-learning-spaces-on-student-success/.