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Pedagogy and Partnerships in Innovative Learning Environments

Case Studies from New Zealand Contexts

  • Presents case studies that showcases how teachers and students make sense of a range of innovative learning environment

  • Examines the experiences of teachers and students undergoing changes in schools

  • Includes indigenous New Zealand cultural and theoretical perspectives on culturally respectful ways of effective working

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction

      • Elaine Khoo, Noeline Wright
      Pages 3-18
  3. Possibilities for Spaces

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 61-61
    2. The Complexity of Spatial Agency in Innovative Learning Environments

      • Jennifer Charteris, Dianne Smardon
      Pages 63-79
    3. No Drama: Making Do and Modern Learning in the Performing Arts

      • Claire Coleman, Annette Thomson
      Pages 97-119
    4. Innovative Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls

      • Chris Eames, Louise Milne
      Pages 121-138
  4. Possibilities for Partnerships

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 243-243

About this book

This book examines contexts and possibilities in Aotearoa New Zealand education contexts arising from the international trend for open, flexible, innovative learning environments (ILE), specifically on the pedagogical load. The book responds to questions such as: What does it mean to teach, learn or lead in an innovative learning environment? What happens when teachers move form single cell learning spaces to open, collaborative ones?

The chapters provide examples of how teaching in new spaces can be an exciting challenge for teachers and students where they try new ways of teaching and learning, and rethink the purposes of learning and the implications of societal change for learning and what is valued. Examples are drawn from pre-service teachers working in primary and secondary schools and in-service teachers learning to become professionals.

The book offers insights into a variety of educational contexts where teachers and students learn and adapt to new learning spaces, and also how different teaching and learning partnerships may be conceived, and flourish. It focuses attention on a range of aspects that teachers, school leaders, and other educators, and researchers may find valuable when they embark on similar initiatives to consider issues pivotal to productive and effective innovative learning environment design, development and implementation.

Keywords

  • Innovative Learning Environments
  • Global Trends in ILE Research
  • Modern Learning Environments
  • Flexible Learning Environments
  • Learning Environments
  • Learning Environment Design
  • Learner-centered Environments
  • Learning Spaces
  • Open Plan Schooling
  • Open Plan Teaching and Learning
  • Leading Learning
  • Pedagogical Change in New Zealand
  • Indigenous Perspectives on Innovative Learning Environments

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

    Noeline Wright, Elaine Khoo

About the editors

Dr. Noeline Wright has been in initial teacher education for close to two decades, after spending an equivalent amount of time teaching in secondary schools. She is the general editor for the successful Waikato Journal of Education and has co-edited issues for other journals, as well as contributed articles to a wide range of journals on topics related to new schools, innovative learning environments, pedagogy, initial teacher education, social media and digital technologies in secondary schools. She is also the author of a 2018 Springer book, Becoming an Innovative Learning Environment: The Making of a New Zealand Secondary School.


Dr. Elaine Khoo was a senior education researcher at the University of Waikato with research interests in digitally supported learning environments, e-learning settings with a particular interest in online learning communities, participatory learning cultures and collaborative research contexts. She has been involved in a number of funded research projects associated with the flipped classroom, online learning, Web 2.0 and digital technologies across the compulsory schooling sector and at the tertiary level. She has published widely in New Zealand and in international journals, and have been invited to be on the editorial boards and as a reviewer for a number of international journals. She is the co-author of a successful free e-book Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online, which has been downloaded over 100,000 times in both English and Chinese. Her most recent co-authored book with Springer, Software Literacy: Education and Beyond (2017), introduced the notion of software literacy as a critical perspective into the nature and implications of engaging with software in the 21st century.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-16-5711-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)