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Action research

  1. 1. The effect of seating arrangement on classroom behavior, question asking, and teacher-student interaction.
  2. 2. Teacher’sHour: __ Desk Front Table
  3. 3. Teacher’s DeskHour Front Table
  4. 4. 1st Hour Seating Arrangment Preference Survey 1 Results 20 18 16 14Number of Students 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 Group Row Group Row Group Row Group Row Group Row Front Middle Back Front Middle Back Preference Productivity Understanding Collaboration Relaxed Location Preference Location Prefernce Row Group Preference
  5. 5. 2nd Hour Seating Arrangement Preference Survey 1 Results 25 20Number of Students 15 10 5 0 Group Row Group Row Group Row Group Row Group Row Front Middle Back Front Middle Back Preference Productivity Understanding Collaboration Relaxed Location Preference Location Prefernce Row Group Preference
  6. 6. 3rd Hour Seating Arrangement Preference Survey 1 Results 20 18 16 14Number of Students 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 Group Row Group Row Group Row Group Row Group Row Front Middle Back Front Middle Back Preference Productivity Understanding Collaboration Relaxed Location Preference Location Prefernce Row Group Preference
  7. 7. 6th Hour Seating Arrangement Preference Survey 1 Results 16 14 12Number of Students 10 8 6 4 2 0 Group Row Group Row Group Row Group Row Group Row Front Middle Back Front Middle Back Preference Productivity Understanding Collaboration Relaxed Location Preference Location Prefernce Row Group Preference
  8. 8. How has the new seating arrangement affected your learning this week? Please name one way it has either helped or hindered you. 1st Hour 2nd Hour Helped Helped No effect No effect Hindered Hindered 3rd Hour 6th Hour Helped Helped No effect No effect Hindered Hindered
  9. 9. Quotes I think it has helped me get work done and do better on quizzes and pay attention. I like the new seating arrangement. I feel Im doing better.I am not being interrupted by other people, Parker, and the seats are good.Ever since Ive been sitting here it has drained the living soul from me. I hate it and does not help.It has helped me because I am the only person in my row and there are no distractions. It has hindered me because I kind of like doing group work & its hard in rows. It hasnt really affected my learning. It was pretty much the same. Its hindered me because I sat way in the back.
  10. 10. Where are you most likely to ask questions? Row Group 37% 63% Where do you have more Where are you most likely tointeraction with your teacher? participate in class? Row Group Row Group 28% 28% 72% 72%
  11. 11. ConclusionsDuring direct instruction it is important for students to face the direction of the instructor/instruction to ensure understanding. During individual work time students should get the subliminal message that socializing is not accepted through an individualized seating arrangement. Students recognize what seating arrangements work for them, but self- seating should be limited to specific tasks. Students are more likely to collaborate, ask questions, and interact with the teacher one-on-one in group seating.Seating arrangement should match the focus of the lesson!

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