Leading Learning and Teaching in Innovative Learning Environments


This online, self-paced course supports school leaders (formal and informal) as they lead learning and teaching in innovative learning environments in their own schools.

Participants will explore the challenges and opportunities offered by leading innovation and great teaching practices in contemporary schools. They will learn practical strategies for leading diverse teams and introducing innovative learning environments at a whole-school level.

They will consider the importance of digital maturity, well-designed learning spaces and community engagement for enhancing student learning in all schools

Learning activities are practical and applied, encouraging participants to trial evidence-informed leadership practices with teaching teams and reflect on their practice with a supervisor.

This course is ideal for school leaders or teachers who are leading the implementation of contemporary learning and teaching practices in existing, refurbished, and new schools.

Time 11.5 hours
Delivery mode Online (self-paced)
Audience K-12 aspiring or current school leaders
Prior knowledge No prior knowledge required


In this course, participants will:

  • explore and reflect on best practice for leading innovation and change in schools;
  • critically reflect on Australian and international case studies, drawing comparisons with their own contexts;
  • design a plan for introducing, leading, and evaluating the impact of learning environments in their own schools;
  • align their initiative with the SEF and School Improvement Plan;
  • develop their own capabilities as high-impact instructional leaders.

'Leading Learning and Teaching in Innovative Learning Environments' is currently classified as 'Elective PL' by NESA. It was designed to address standards 6.2.3, and 6.3.3 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

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