Designing Innovative Learning Environments

Mark Osborne @mosborne1

Education 3.0 - Education is future focused. We need to view these with the research with the changing nature of the world and the changing nature of the skills. Our job is to anticipate those changing skills and what our students will need to succeed.

Most Likely to Succeed - Tony Wagner - A MUST WATCH!!!!

Three Trends:

  1. Knowledge as a commodity: it’s free like air or water
  2. Any job that can be routined is rapidly being offshored or automated (Google cars! - Disruptive influence like Uber! So so cool. Self-Driving trucks! Wow.Self-driving autonomous 18 wheelers! Safety driver included. 3.5 million truck drivers in the states!)
  3. What the world cares about is not what you know, but what you can do with what you know.

Ohope Primary School - sand dunes being adopted and science connected through real relevant problem solving.

Grouping students goals - learning together and creating tuakana/teina and building connections with other teachers that could help too. Love postit problem solving!

Discovery time, 20% time, Genius Hour - all incredibly important.

Makerspaces are becoming more and more involved in our spaces.

Tautoko. MLE/ILE is so much more important in thinking about the new pedagogical improvements and changes that the environment allows us to be able to do.

Zoom Out:

Design Process: What are the things that we REALLY want?

Implementation and transition:



Effective Pedagogy - Grab pics from Tweets and embed here…

Active learning is so much more effective.

Movement. Critical.

Some kids love to have different spaces to learn.

Standing desks. More focussed and interested. I love sitting on stools and at high tables. Comfortable on the floor too. Couches. Kids need to be able to have a space that is comfortable.

Teaching disability - saying that a student has a learning disability if they can’t sit still and learn. We need to create learning environments that are effective for our students effective learning.

Rule of Three - Steven Hekell

Plus: Three types of seating, three acoustic zones