Literature review: Student centred schools make the difference

Harris, Jessica, Spina, Nerida, Ehrich, Lisa C., & Smeed, Judy (2013) Literature review: Student centred schools make the difference. Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, Melbourne, VIC.

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Student-centred schools focus on designing learning experiences that recognise and respond to the individual needs of each of their students. They encourage all members of their school community to be active learners, working to enhance the educational opportunities available at their school. This literature review seeks to address and explore the hypothesis that studentcentred schools make the difference.

The review commences by defining the concept of student-centred schooling and the various learning and educational theories that underpin related research. The authors present a model comprising six core elements of learning environments that student-centred schools demonstrate, with a focus on leadership. They also link their findings to the five professional practices in AITSL’s Australian Professional Standard for Principals to illustrate how these leadership practices drive and sustain studentcentred schools.

Drawing from Viviane Robinson’s work on the dimensions of student-centred school leadership, together with several further dimensions identified through an environmental scan of literature, the authors consider how and in what ways student-centred schools make the difference.

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ID Code: 69161
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Student-centred schools
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
Deposited On: 26 Mar 2014 01:11
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2014 01:09

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