Learning stations (also called ‘corners’ or ‘activity centres’) are specific areas in a classroom where learners rotate from station to station to complete an educational task using different approaches. A debriefing session follows after to discuss what was learned at the different learning stations. During this session, learners can also answer questions and explore next steps.
A classroom learning station is a designated place in a classroom where learners complete an educational task. This could be at a computer, where learners are asked to investigate a topic (e.g. through an online search assignment). This could be a table where historical objects are on display for examination. This could be a boom box where learners listen to music from a particular time period. The fundamental objective of all tasks at learning stations is to promote the use, elaboration, and application of concepts to advance learner understanding.
Watch the video below and learn in 5 key steps how to integrate learning stations:
Overview of key steps:
- Determine the overall objective (lesson planning)
- Define the different tasks for each station (lesson planning)
- Explain the different tasks and timing for each learning station (lesson delivery)
- Assign learners in manageable groups and move around the stations to assist the learners (lesson delivery)
- Facilitate participatory debriefing sessions (lesson delivery)
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