Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Innovative Learning Environments

This introductory course explores the concepts, principles and pedagogical practices that underpin the successful implementation of innovative learning environments.

Intended for both teachers and school leaders with an interest in initiating pedagogical change who may also be working in flexible learning spaces as part of new builds and/or the repurposing of existing larger spaces, the course surveys relevant research, curriculum, policy documents, and instructional and conceptual models.

The course is ideal for supporting whole-school initiatives to introduce and develop learning and teaching in innovative learning environments. For those interested in booking a school session, please contact SLEC@det.nsw.edu.au.

In addition to this introductory course, participants may wish to complete either:

  • Learning and Teaching in Innovative Learning Environments - Proficient-level course, suitable for classroom practitioners and/or;
  • Leading Learning and Teaching in Innovative Learning Environments - Highly Accomplished level course, suitable for school leaders.
Non-registered hours 3 hours
Delivery mode Online (facilitated)
Audience K-12
Prior knowledge No prior knowledge required

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Components

By completing the course, participants will:

  • discuss the concept of innovation and why it is important for developing students' future work skills, sharing examples of practice from their school community;
  • examine, with recourse to case studies of contemporary schools, the relationship between innovation and flexible learning space, and consider how the use of space in their school context can be supported and enabled by the NSW Department of Education's eight learning modes; and
  • deepen their understanding of evidence-based pedagogies from OECD research by investigating a range of evidence-based strategies that can be employed across different stages and KLAs.
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