Innovative Learning Environments
Our latest white paper exploring the research behind innovative learning environments (ILEs): how to design them so they are effective and put student learning needs at the centre of the process.
Designed for sharing with parents and whānau, this one-page introduction explains where innovative learning environments have come from and what the research it behind them.
Download: One Page Introduction to ILEs
A Dangerous Thing
“A little learning is a dangerous thing” – Alexander Pope.
‘A Dangerous Thing’ is our twice-a-term email bulletin that contains a little learning on the latest in future-focused education, innovative learning practice and leadership. A mix of what’s hot, research summaries and quick tips.
The Middle Leadership Manual*
Essential leadership concepts explored once a month. Each email will have a resource (around 5 mins reading/viewing time) and some reflection questions. We strongly recommend you discuss the resource and your reflections with a Professional Learning Group (PLG) made up of other middle leaders- face-to-face, via email or through online chat: whatever works for you. We’re sure you’ll learn as much from each other as you will from the resource.
*Actually we don’t believe there is a ‘manual’ for leadership. It’s different for every person, in every team and organisation, but we do believe that the more you grow your knowledge about some key leadership concepts, the more effective you’ll be as a leader.
Did You Know?
Fortnightly emails with a couple of sentences about effective teaching and learning. Useful for pasting into school newsletters, emails, or Facebook feeds to help parents understand the research behind effective learning. Includes active learning, collaborative learning, peer tutoring, physical activity, revision and practice etc.
Focus on the Future
What are the big trends impacting on education? This weekly email series pulls together a range of bite-sized videos, articles, graphics and readings to help parents think about how to prepare children for ‘their future; not our past’. Like ‘Did You Know?’ this is designed for pasting into school newsletters, emails, or Facebook feeds to help parents understand the research behind effective learning.
Articles and research papers
- Osborne, M. (2019) Innovative Learning Environments
- Bassett, M., & Robson, J. (2017). The Two Towers: The Quest for Appraisal and Leadership Development of ‘Middle’Leaders online. Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning, 21(2), 20-30.
- Osborne, M. (2016) Innovative Learning Environments – Where’s The Evidence?
- Osborne, M. (2016). Making Best Use of Innovative Learning Environments. School News, Term 3, 13–15.
- Osborne, M. (2015). Developing Readiness for Change. Professional Educator, 8–11.
- Osborne, M. (2014). Inviting innovation: Leading meaningful change in schools. SET Research Information for Teachers, 2, 3–8.
- Osborne, M. (2014). Changing Practice When Spaces Change. In What Works? University of Melbourne.
- Osborne, M. (2014). Modern Learning Environments and Libraries. Collected, 12, 7–9.