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Terrains 2015 – Mapping learning environment evaluation across the design and education landscape: Towards the evidence-based design of education facilities

These papers were presented by experts in innovative learning environments at the 2015 Terrains Symposium, organised by the Australian Research Council funded project, Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments (E21LE), and hosted by the University of Melbourne’s Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN).

Building collaborative teaching as inquiry teams using spirals of inquiry

Rebbecca Sweeney unpacks collaborative teaching using the Spirals of Inquiry model in this CORE Education blog post.

Principal's sabbatical report – Term 3, 2015

Robyn Toothill, principal Somerset Crescent School, reviews the pedagogy behind the successful ILEs being implemented in low-decile schools, and discusses how these environments have been implemented with limited physical changes.

Wellbeing for young people's success at secondary school

This Education Review Office (ERO) report presents the findings of an evaluation of how well 68 secondary schools promoted and responded to student wellbeing in 2014.

Optimal learning spaces: Design implications for primary schools

This report from the Salford Centre for Research and Innovation aims to help schools to create learning environments that are more effective and comfortable. It provides in-depth and practical suggestions for improving the quality of learning environments.

Teaching and learning environments: Impact on student engagement and achievement

A summary of research aimed at better understanding design features of flexible learning spaces in the context of learning and achievement. It is intended as a guide for those involved in the visioning and design stages of a school building.

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Building a world-leading education system that equips all New Zealanders with the knowledge, skills, and values to be successful citizens in the 21st century.