Innovative Learning

Creating Modern Learning Environments or Innovative Learning Spaces as the Ministry now calls them is a large part of the Ministry's plan for all schools across NZ to 2021.
Innovative Learning Spaces come with many considerations. Firstly there is the Physical Space:
  • The use of space - quiet areas, wet areas, collaborative spaces, group spaces, whole of Hub spaces, breakout spaces
  • Indoor - Outdoor flow
  • Air flow
  • Natural lighting
  • Sound quality
  • Furniture

Secondly the use of Technologies or Blended Learning:
  • Choose your own Device / Bring your own Device
  • Using technologies as a tool to enhance learning
  • Ubiquity (anywhere, anytime learning)

Most importantly there are changes to teaching and learning OR Pedagogy:
  • Collaboration of students and teachers ... Team work
  • Student Choice or Agency
  • Feedback
  • Creating new Learning Opportunities
  • Connectedness
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence