C&G 7303 – Preparing to Teach in
the Lifelong Learning Sector
The Learning Environment
The Learning Environment
Activity 1 – reflecting on prior experiences
Think back to a time when you were learning something new. Did
anything hinder your learning? If so, what?
Room too
hot/cold
Layout of
room
Too noisy
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Room too
large/small
Limited
access
Unsupportive
tutor
The Learning Environment
“A suitable learning environment is crucial
to enable your learners to learn effectively.
This involves not only the venue and
resources used but your attitude and the
support you give to your students.”
(Gravells, 2007, p50)
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The Learning Environment
Room layout
• There are several ways of arranging the furniture in
the classroom and all have advantages and
disadvantages.
• Look at the following layouts and suggest the pros
and cons.
• Suggest activities/subjects where each may be
suitable
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The Learning Environment
Layout 1 – traditional classroom
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The Learning Environment
Layout 2 – horseshoe
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The Learning Environment
Layout 3 – cabaret style
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The Learning Environment
Layout 4 – circle
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The Learning Environment
Activity 2 – reflecting on your own practice
• Now think about the subject you deliver/wish to
deliver and consider how the environment might
impact on your learners.
• What might you do differently in the future?
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