Seek the Sight of Emptiness

This last point, that the sight of people attracts still other people, is something that city planners and city architectural designers seem to find incomprehensible. They operate on the premise that city people seek the sight of emptiness, obvious order and quiet. Nothing could be less true. (p37)

I wonder how this point relates to class size. My daughter starts a new school this year, and one of the selling points of the school is the small class size. I don’t even think it’s a selling point, really, but an actual restriction set by the school board.

Nowadays, for myself, if I’m ever going to enroll in a class again, I’d prefer a large number of students enrolled in the class (especially if mandatory forum posting hasn’t gone out of fashion by then).

Is class size a distinction of adult learners vs youth learners? Is it a distinction of online vs in-class? Or, does it depend on subject matter?

Class size will surely affect individual definitions of success and satisfaction in complex education design, won’t it?


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