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In the class I observed, I found my notion of freedom, a key to embrace learning, was confirmed. More interestingly, there were plenty of ways for the pursuit of freedom. When I observed Chinese class, I saw the classroom had blue wall which differs from the yellow chairs in other class and evoked tranquility, freedom and esteem. To my surprise, the placing of tables and chairs was very special. Four tables, on either side of the classroom, formed a long table. In the middle, each of the four tables was perpendicular to the long tables. And three black boards were on the three sides of this classroom. Every student enjoyed this open environment and lived in this environment for a long time.
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Mike Rose, Making Sparks Fly, The American Scholar, Summer 2011
Fan Shen, The Classroom and the Wider Culture: Identity as a Key to Learning English Composition. College Composition and Communication Vol.40. No4 (Dec 1989). PP459-466