What is an

Open Classroom

An open classroom is a student-centered learning space that has a large group of students boasting a wide variety of skill levels with several educators supervising them. Instead of having one teacher lecture to the entire group at once, students are generally split into smaller groups for each subject according to their skill level for that specific subject. The students then work in their smaller groups to achieve their assigned goal, while their educators serve as facilitators and instructors.

Open classrooms are a mixed-level education setting where students are free to move around the classroom with access to a variety of learning materials. This setting emphasizes learning through small-group and individual instruction to encourage collaboration and active learning. This method stems from the American one-room schoolhouse method, which was most prominent in the 17th and 18th centuries.