Walk into any educational setting, even in the absence of teachers and students, and you can immediately tell something about the way learning happens in that space.
The arrangement of furniture tells you how the group is expected to interact.
Educators need to pay particular attention to the messages an environment communicates and the needs it facilitates. This helps us to then construct environments that better support student learning and the ongoing development of understanding.
How do we give students' ownership over the learning environment?