Graduation Year

2005

Location

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

16-4-2005 1:15 PM

End Date

16-4-2005 2:30 PM

Description

This research examined the different types of seating arrangements (e.g., individual, dyad, groups) teachers commonly use and their overall effectiveness in an elementary classroom. Data was collected through observation during and after student teaching, surveys, and interviews with teachers and students. This research focused on the effectiveness of three common setting arrangements. Like most previous research studies, the emphasis is on identifying which seating arrangement is most beneficial for all students. Previous findings indicated that there has been a high correlation between group seating and student time off-task.

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Apr 16th, 1:15 PM Apr 16th, 2:30 PM

Take a Seat! Effectiveness of Elementary Classroom Seating Arrangements

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

This research examined the different types of seating arrangements (e.g., individual, dyad, groups) teachers commonly use and their overall effectiveness in an elementary classroom. Data was collected through observation during and after student teaching, surveys, and interviews with teachers and students. This research focused on the effectiveness of three common setting arrangements. Like most previous research studies, the emphasis is on identifying which seating arrangement is most beneficial for all students. Previous findings indicated that there has been a high correlation between group seating and student time off-task.