At a Navajo grade school in Aneth UT, benches are arranged to provide “talking circles” for use in outdoor educational and social activities:
The talking circles at the Aneth school were designed by a landscape architect with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
This installation is a modern interpretation of a traditional Native American talking circle. It was inspired by provided by the local Navajo culture.
Below are additional examples of modern talking circles.
Some of the teaching that occurs in developing countries like Uganda is accomplished outdoors. Installations like the one above in Aneth could be useful in areas like sub-Saharan Africa. But some shade (and perhaps protection from rain) may be required.