# Boring rows and columns

By Murray Bourne, 22 Dec 2004

Many traditional classrooms have desks lined up in rows and columns that are sooo boring. The students have little chance to interact with each other (this is of course discouraged) so when they are asked to discuss something, they find it very strange.

Where is the colour, the life, the fun, the interest in the students' lives? Certainly not in boring classrooms...

In almost all the rooms in my current institution, there is nothing on the walls except paint - and even that is plain, boring and utilitarian. You want innovative, creative people? You need to give them a creative environment in which to develop.

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