Making space to learn : leading collaborative classroom design

Willis, Jill (2014) Making space to learn : leading collaborative classroom design. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice, 29(1), pp. 3-16.

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Design principles for learning spaces for 21st century learning emphasise flexibility and collaboration. Yet it is rare in Australian schools for school leaders to invite students and teachers to collaborate in the design process or to prepare them for the transition into innovative physical learning spaces that are often designed to challenge and change existing learning habits. This article presents a qualitative case study of how one primary school leader led a successful transition for a teacher and her students by inviting them to design their future physical learning space and reconstruct their pedagogic relationships. This article analyses her leadership practices drawing from literature in the learning space, student voice and leadership fields to consider the benefits and challenges experienced by the collaborators when making space to learn.

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ID Code: 75060
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: leadership, learning spaces, student voice, 21st century learning, participatory design, action research
ISSN: 1178-8690
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Administration Management and Leadership (130304)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 NZEALS
Deposited On: 14 Aug 2014 23:22
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2014 04:25

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