Are desks better than tables? The benefit to having tables as opposed to desks is that they tend to take up less room than individual desks do. The drawback to tables is that there is no way to physically separate students’ work areas from one another come test time.
What is the difference between desks and tables? Mostly, however, you can distinguish between the two by their function. Tables are used by many for eating and playing games. Desks are usually used by one person for working. But in the modern office, desks aren’t necessarily only used for working nor are they used by only one person.
Why are tables better than desks in the classroom? Seating students in tables rather than desks lined in rows allows for collaboration to take place among the students. This tool can be helpful for student understanding, as a formative assessment tool, and a way to teach our students pro-social skills.
Can you use a desk as a table? But generally speaking, where height is concerned, both desks and tables offer the same standard height so both are fine to use as desk. Note, it’s unlikely a desk would be used as a dining table.