A classroom that children wish for: redefining the classroom space while honouring primary school students’ voices
This contribution is the result of a study conducted on classroom space. It involved a group of primary school students during a learning laboratory organised by researchers from the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Architecture from the University of Sassari. During the laboratory, children
were given the opportunity to express their thoughts on how a classroom space should be so as to make learning easier for all students. Drawing from the students’ experience, the participants developed projects of classroom spaces and explained to the researchers the reasons why they had positioned the furniture in that specific location. What clearly emerged from their projects, as
well as from the students’ statements, was the need for a classroom space that was more suitable and that allowed a more cooperative and lab-style learning. What emerged from the children’s classroom organisations was that students clearly asked for a less transmissive type of school and a space where students can become more competent through a concrete way of doing and a
constant direct contact with their teachers and classmates.
How to Cite
The authors who publish in this magazine accept the following conditions:
- The authors retain the rights to their work and give the magazine the right to first publish the work, simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons License - Attribution which allows others to share the work indicating the intellectual authorship and the first publication in this magazine.
- Authors may adhere to other non-exclusive license agreements for the distribution of the version of the published work (eg deposit it in an institutional archive or publish it in a monograph), provided that the first publication took place in this magazine.
- Authors can disseminate their work online (eg in institutional repositories or on their website) before and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges and increase citations of the published work.