Text version – Innovative Learning Spaces at Dunoon Public School

Journey summary

Innovative learning spaces created through whole school community engagement to create indoor and outdoor learning spaces that enable contemporary teaching and learning.

Journey focus area

  • Innovative learning spaces
  • Collaborative Practices

Timeline and milestones

2013-2016 milestones
  • Regular forums and discussions to highlight the need for innovative learning spaces.
  • Designing and creating the ‘Learnscape’- an outdoor learning area easily accessible for all students.
  • Ongoing discussions with students, teachers, parents and community members.
  • Gathering feedback from students about preferred learning spaces.
2017-2018 milestones
  • Regular collaborative projects across the school.
  • Relocating classrooms and the library to enable optimal use of learning spaces.
  • Establishment of makerspace areas.
  • Participation in the North Coast STEM initiative which enabled deep professional learning on improving teaching practices.

Positive impact

  • Staff positively embracing future focussed teaching and learning practices.
  • High levels of student voice and engagement regarding learning spaces.
  • Active and enthusiastic parent and community support.

Emotions

  • Excitement
  • Motivation
  • Collaboration
  • Some degree of frustration

Main challenges and solutions

Main challenge - Creating dynamic spaces while ensuring high standards of safety and sustainability.
Solution - Careful and considered planning involving all stakeholders

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