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Innovative Learning Environments - Canberra workshop for teachers
Wed. 22 March 2017, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm AEDT
The Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change project (ILETC) is investigating how teachers use innovative learning environments (ILEs). These ILEs encompass a variety of physical spaces, technology and learning modes which accommodate 21st century learning.
The project is holding workshops in Australia and New Zealand to find out what teachers think about these environments – what works and what doesn’t. This workshop will provide teachers with an opportunity to learn more about the project and assist the project in gaining teachers’ perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for the use of innovative learning environments in schools.
Registration is free and refreshments will be provided.
The ACT Education Directorate is a partner in the ILETC project, a four-year Australian Research Council Linkage Project, led by a team of leading and graduate researchers from education, design and architecture, in partnership with leading schools, industry experts and governments in Australia and New Zealand.
This workshop will focus on the teachers' experiences while transitioning to an innovative learning environment. Participants will be involved in an activity which encourages peer discussion around their early experiences. This will then be followed by individual reflections and perspectives on what they did, felt and thought when they first started using new learning spaces,new furniture and equipment. This workshop will help participants reflect upon their journey and learn from the experiences of others. The workshop facilitators will collect participants comments and photograph activities.Further information is available here.
Participant Requirements: to benefit from the workshop, teachers will need some experience of teaching in any non-traditional learning space that provides some flexibility in teaching approaches.
Benefits for teachers: the workshop will provide teachers with the opportunity to explore their own and other teachers’ responses to working in innovative learning environments
• What is the project about?
The four year Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change project is a research partnership between the University of Melbourne, the Australian Research Council, the ACT Directorate of Education and 14 other education and industry partners. The aim of the project is find out how teachers can enable learning most effectively in ILEs and will involve principals and teachers across Australia and New Zealand. More...
Teachers from all schools are invited to provide their perspectives by participating in regional workshops, attending other project events, such as the annual conference and signing up to receive the regular project newsletter.
• Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Contact the ILETC Project Manager, Joann Cattlin on +61 3 9035 8694 or firstname.lastname@example.org