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Infographic: Classroom seating arrangements

Authors: Jo Earp

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Andrew 21 March 2017

Nice variation of ideas…would be good to see some that show more realistic numbers and options for limited classroom space. In my experience, classes of >20 are the norm and most rooms don’t easily accommodate flexible arrangements for these numbers.

dennis 07 July 2019

One of the best options I frequently utilized was having a 4 F arrangement (similar to the E arrangement, but without the last row, thus encompassing 8 participants per group.  This readily allows for both small group and large group participation and provides ample walking space in the middle.

Student involvement may depend more on the instructor/facilitator style than on a single physical arrangement.  The best college participation arrangement I observed occurred in a large classroom with approximately 75 students sitting in rows and columns.

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