Supporting dynamic learning

Killarney Heights Public School shares the impact of piloting contemporary teaching practice to engage students and to foster future-facing skills.

Supporting Dynamic Learning - Killarney Heights Public School

Location: Tralee Ave, Killarney Heights

Level: Primary School, Kinder to Year 6

Enrolment: 691 students (68% of students live in a home where a language other than English is spoken)

The journey

At Killarney Heights Public School, teachers have a collective vision for contemporary learning and teaching. The school leadership team has supported teachers to implement a repertoire of teaching strategies that are evidence-based and future-facing.

Two pilot flexible learning spaces were designed to enhance the authentic learning of students and to build their skills and capabilities for today and for their future.

Throughout the change process, teacher practice has been supported through professional dialogue, visits to other schools, teacher professional learning in contemporary practice, tours, and visits to the concept space at Australian Technology Park. Research has been reviewed and community consultation has taken place with teachers, parents, and students to support the innovation.

Our pilot study has shown that students have an increased sense of agency and autonomy over their learning and this results in increased engagement. Teachers engage in deep reflective practice. Observation and feedback from students demonstrate that the new spaces enable students to experience high levels of success in the areas of collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving.

Return to top of page Back to top