Innovative Learning Environments – Snippets2020-05-17T15:13:34+00:00

Innovative Learning Environments – Snippets

Here are a collection of videos about Innovative Learning Environments. They will certainly help to answer some of your questions.

  • Pegasus Bay – MLE Christchurch
    After the devastating earthquakes the Ministry began a redesign of education in the City. It’s not just about buildings – it’s absolutely about the teaching and learning.
  • The world is changing.
    Our world is changing at an unprecedented pace. To prepare our students, lessons must go beyond the “3 R’s” and foster 21st century skills. Skills like critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity will be essential for students to take on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
  • Hingaia Peninsula School’s MLE Journey
    The studios at Hingaia Peninsula School are shared by three teachers and are composed of a central space which is surrounded by several breakout spaces which act as ‘caves’ and ‘campfires’. A student working centrally in the hub has access to private study space, digital production space (including greenscreen) and group collaboration space. Teachers are able to truly combine classes and arrange learning according to student needs and interest.
  • Ministry’s Case Study of Auckland Normal Intermediate School
  • Personalised Learning. An Australian Experience
    Paths to Personalised Learning: A Teacher’s Perspective — Mylor Primary School 1
  • The needs of 21st century learners
    Video about the need to change pedagogy to meet the needs and expectations of 21st century learners.
    A brief outline of the setting up of our first of three modern learning environments.
  • The Stonefields experience.
    Gain some insight into Stonefields’ experience with implementing MLE’s.
  • Woolworths has gone Google.
    While that’s nice – we are more interested in the ways they are using technology to collaborate. What are implications for learners? What skill-sets will they need? Think about it.
  • Deloitte’s Study on the impact of collaboration.
    Collaboration is one of the key competencies of the New Zealand Curriculum. In modern learning environment – one of our goals, is to foster collaboration between students; students and teachers and between teachers. Why is it vital? According to Deloitte’s findings, employees who collaborate are: • 10x more likely to be satisfied with their job • 75% more likely to produce better work • 50% more likely to complete tasks faster Have read of this report and then think about the impacts on education.
  • A teacher’s perspective
    Teacher Michaela Pinkerton: Both my recent teaching experiences and the research, suggest to me that there is one overwhelmingly positive benefit of an open learning space, where several teachers and classes work concurrently and in the same large area. This modern learning environment enables the best kind of teaching and learning to be embedded, it enhances COLLECTIVE TEACHER EFFICACY.
  • The Sylvia Park Experience
  • International research

    The Ministry is currently participating in a research project about innovative learning environments and teacher change being run by the University of Melbourne.

    Innovative learning environments and teacher change 

    The OECD has an ongoing project called the Learning Environment Evaluation Programme (LEEP).

    Effective learning environments — OECD website 

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