EDLAB Education Innovation Project: Education That Moves You

The educational stance: Changing sitting habits

Last week, VU Amsterdam announced it had opened an innovative installation in their university building to encourage students and employees to stand more.

More people are becoming aware of the disastrous effects our daily sitting habits are having on our health and wellbeing. Standing is a great alternative to a more dynamic lifestyle. This was also recognised by architects RAAAF and artist Barbara Visser, who designed the VU’s futuristic installation as part of ‘the End of Sitting’ project.

A more active position affects our body and brain in positive ways, not only making you more healthy but also making you work more actively. No wonder universities are so invested in making you stand up.

Go to EDLAB's Education That Moves You project page.

Education That Moves You

Just like health organisations, academic institutions are now promoting a more standing life. So just like VU, we at EDLAB have been making Maastricht University more dynamic and healthy with Education That Moves You. By introducing standing tutorials throughout the university, classes are becoming more active and dynamic. Standing tutorials benefit discussions in the best way possible, which is especially useful in UM’s problem-based learning environment.

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