We are all different – especially when it comes to how we learn and how we absorb academic information. According to Restak & Thies three-fiths of our learning styles are biological imposed.
The key preferences for your learning style include
- Quiet or background noise
- Bright or low light
- Formal or casual seating
- Uninterrupted study or intermittent breaks
- Perceptual modes (auditory, visual, tactile, and kinesthetic)
- No intake or intake (snacking, chewing, drinking, or smoking)
- Specific periods during the day
- Passivity or mobility
So how can we claim, that it is possible to create facilities, that accommodate every style mentioned above – at the same time(?) – Well, we can’t. It is up to you out there to solve, how to meet the needs of the individuals whilst keeping coherency in the communal space. What we can claim, is that our solutions are developed to serve the individual and the group. That we have ergonomic, acoustic aesthetic concepts that enables the user to be impulsive or reflective, and to vary their surroundings and study forms through the day. Nor do all the students have to work the same way. One student can work alone in a private space with sound dampening, while others can put their chairs together and work in groups.