LE NZ: Innovative Learning Spaces and teacher/student outcomes – a presentation of recent research

  • 22 August 2018
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
  • Ara Kahukura Building, 130 Madras Street Christchurch, 8011

Ara Kahukura Campus Image courtesy: Jasmax. Photographer: Lightforge’

An engaging evening presenting recent research into the engagement of innovative learning spaces for better student and teacher outcomes.

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‘Learning Environments for Stressed Communities’

Presented by Dr Kathleen Liberty

Associate Professor at University of Canterbury, specialising in Children’s Health and Learning.

Dr Kathleen Liberty has worked with a number of schools during the post-earthquake period to develop strategies to reduce stress triggers in the school environment. As we work through the redesign of schools post-earthquakes, Dr Kathleen Liberty will discuss ways in which the design and use of teaching spaces can have a huge benefit on reducing stress and improving learning outcomes, for students and teachers.

'Emerging Findings from ILETC Research Project'

presented by Chris Bradbeer

Chris Bradbeer is a Research Fellow (part time), on The Innovative Learning Environments & Teacher Change Project 2016-2019 being run by The University of Melbourne, an Associate Principal at Stonefields School in Auckland, Chair-elect for Learning Environments Australasia, and currently completing a PhD, focusing on the nature of collaborative teacher practices in Innovative Learning Environments in New Zealand.

The Innovative Learning Environments & Teacher Change Project (ILETC): What are we learning?

The Innovative Learning Environments & Teacher Change Project 2016-2019 is being run by The University of Melbourne. It is investigating how teachers can use the untapped potential of Innovative Learning Environments (ILEs) to improve learning outcomes for students. It aims to identify whether there is a link between quality teaching and effective use of ILEs, and to develop practical tools to assist teachers to adapt their teaching practices to maximise deeper learning. This presentation will give an overview of the project, details some of the findings to date, as well as outline the Project’s next steps, and highlight opportunities for involvement.

After the speakers' question time there will be the opportunity to tour the newly completed Ara Kahukura building.

Refreshments will be provided.

Tickets: Learning Environment Members - free

             All other non-members - $20

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