MIXED AGE CLASSROOM WITH DIFFERENTIATION AREA
A ROOM CONCEPT FOR ALL AGES.
Current brain and development research proves that children's mental, psychological and physical development occurs at different paces. Significant differences among learners can already be seen at the age of seven. In elementary schools, not only children of different social backgrounds, nationalities and religions come together, but inevitably very unequal levels of development and learning requirements - with and without disabilities.
An elementary school with the claim to be "a school for all" must therefore develop forms of learning and organization that use diversity as an opportunity. A good way to do this is through mixed age learning (JüL).
The classroom shown here can be easily adapted to all needs and forms of work thanks to the movable furniture.
Chairs with easily adjustable footrests allow learners of different sizes to sit comfortably, ergonomically and safely at a consistent table height, which promotes equity in the room.
The triangular desks also allow for numerous placement options and group constellations.
The adjacent differentiation areas can be used for concentrated consolidation of learning material, individual lessons or for undisturbed discussions.