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Extra Credit - Active Design for the Classroom & The Physiological Impact on the Student

Stevyn Guinnip
Speaker: Stevyn Guinnip, MSEd
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Science tells us that we’ve gotten the equation wrong. We’ve tried to confine active children in sedentary learning environments for far too long. Children innately know that movement is good. They run, jump, squirm, squat, and move constantly. The traditional response in an educational setting is, "Hold still and pay attention!" Science now tells us that this is an ineffective approach. Essentially, we've been getting a failing grade in providing healthy learning environments for our children in the past. However, this knowledge provides an opportunity to improve for future generations. In this webinar, we will look at why and how designers, teachers, and administrators can take a lesson from the children and promote movement in the classroom. We will identify simple, yet effective and safe, solutions that every classroom can implement to create a healthy learning environment. We will also look at case studies of schools around the globe who are leading the way to this bright, new, active future for students.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the physiology that links movement to learning, creativity, and behavior.

  2. Analyze the impact that active classrooms can have on mental & physical health outcomes.

  3. Identify potential risks of an active classroom to keep children safe.

  4. Apply this knowledge to design principles to create beautiful, functional, and active spaces.

Title: Extra Credit - Active Design for the Classroom & The Physiological Impact on the Student
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Price: Members: FREE
Non-Members: FREE

Field of Study: Classroom Design
Credit: 1 AIA LU/HSW (WEB19101)
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