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Spatial transition resources

This page provides resources that you may find useful. If you would like to contribute a transition resource,  please contact the ILETC team.

A Teacher’s Guide to Effective Mentoring
Developed by the Northern Territory Department of Education, A Teacher’s Guide to Effective Mentoring aims to support experienced teachers in their role of a mentor to less experienced colleagues.

Acoustic Knowledge
Ecophon’s comprehensive knowledge about sound and acoustics has been collected and stored on their Acoustic Knowledge website.

Active Learning at Steelcase
The Active Learning webpage on Steelcase’s website provides case studies, research and information around how Steelcase are collaborating with schools and education leaders to design active learning spaces.

Beyond the Classroom: A New Digital Education for Young Australians in the 21st Century
Developed by Digital Education Advisory Group, Beyond the Classroom: A New Digital Education for Young Australians in the 21st Century is a resource that focuses on improving learning outcomes from high quality learning environments by utilising digital technologies.

Classroom Design to Reflect Collaboration
Innovative learning environments should be designed so that the spaces support various modes of learning, rather than being tethered to a specific teacher or subject.

CORE Ed Talks
CORE Ed Talks presents interviews, discussions and presentations from leaders, innovative educators and learners who are involved with Modern Learning Environments.

Co-Teaching: A How-To Guide
The purpose of the Co-Teaching guide is to assist schools and educators with establishing a common understanding of co-teaching and outlining effective ways to implement and evaluate co-teaching models.

Design Thinking Model
Design thinking is a non-linear process that focuses on understanding the needs of the design space users, problem-solve, create innovative solutions to the challenges, prototype the design and test the design. The method consists of five phases – Empathise, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test.

Designing Quality Learning Spaces: Acoustics
The Designing Quality Learning Spaces: Acoustics guideline focuses on the importance of considering the acoustics of the space when designing quality learning spaces.

Designing Quality Learning Spaces: Heating and Insulation
The Designing Quality Learning Spaces: Heating and Insulation guideline focuses on the importance of considering the heating and insulation of the space when designing quality learning spaces.

Designing Quality Learning Spaces: Lighting
The Designing Quality Learning Spaces: Lighting guideline focuses on the importance of considering the lighting of the space when designing quality learning spaces.

Ecophon’s Acoustic Bulletin
The Acoustic Bulletin, developed by Ecophon, is a platform build for architects and acousticians to access information and resources for room acoustic design.

Ecophon’s Improvement of Learning Spaces Acoustic Design
Ecophon have developed several resources to assist and support educators with improving their learning space acoustic design.

Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century
Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century is a resource that can be utilised to the draw out the specificities of learning and general capabilities, which are used as the basis for designing learning environments.

Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO) Model
As an evidence-based and practical resource, the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO) Model aims to create better outcomes for students in terms of their achievement, wellbeing and engagement in schools.

Future Classroom Lab (FCL) Learning Zones
The Future Classroom Lab (FCL) have developed six types of learning spaces which each highlight specific areas of learning and teaching. The spaces are defined as Interact, Develop, Exchange, Present, Investigate and Create.

GL[E]AM Forum: Seeing Sound
This session that took place during Hayball’s GL[E]AM Quarantine Forum focused on designing through the lens of sound.

Great Teachers by Design
The Great Teachers by Design resource, developed by the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government, outlines strategies and approaches for effective teaching practices for the best student outcomes.

Great Teaching by Design
The Great Teaching by Design resource, developed by the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government, provides an evidence base for school-level decision making and implementation of practices in learning spaces that have the most impact for positive student outcomes.

Learner Capabilities
The Australian curriculum has developed general learning capabilities (literacy, numeracy, information and communication technology (ICT) capability, critical and creative thinking, personal and social capability, ethical understanding and intercultural understanding) to equip students to live and work successfully in the 21st century.

Learning at the ASMS
This resource explores the Australian Science and Mathematics School future-focused approach to learning, which includes team teaching and flexible learning environments.

Learning Environments Australasia
Learning Environments Australasia (LEA) is a community of over professionals sharing best practice and resources on the design, planning, building and use of innovative learning environments.

Linking Pedagogy and Space
Developed by Dr. Kenn Fisher, the Linking Pedagogy and Space resource contains planning principles and case studies that can be utilised for the learning space design.

Microsoft Education Transformation Framework
The Microsoft Education Transformation Framework is an effective and flexible platform used for education transformation. The framework focuses on leadership and policy, modern teaching and learning, intelligent environments and technology blueprint, and is based on the latest research in these areas.

Microsoft Flagship Schools Podcast Series
The Microsoft Flagship School Podcast series provides practical ideas and experiences from leaders around the world to help educators make the journey of education transformation easier.

Microsoft Showcase Schools
Guided by the Education Transformation Framework, the Microsoft Showcase Schools are selected schools and like-minded leaders that Microsoft partners with from around the world to design, develop, and deliver amazing new places to learn.

Microsoft Transformation Education eBook
The Microsoft Transformation Education eBook provides school leaders with research, practical help and recommendations on how to effectively utilise technology in learning spaces to teach future-ready skills.

Nureva Guide to Active Learning Spaces in Higher Education
The Nureva Guide is a free eBook that focuses on active learning and includes checklists, active learning resources and case studies about creating learning environments for their students.

Pedagogy and Space – Transforming Learning Through Innovation
The Pedagogy and Space document, developed by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, explores the leading practices that have been adopted by schools and teachers to improve student learning outcomes and to more effectively identify and respond to student learning needs.

Saint-Gobain: The Multi-Comfort Hub
This website provides a range of information around the design of a space by focusing on different types of user comforts, including thermal comfort, visual comfort, acoustic comfort and indoor air quality.

School Building Assessment Methods
The School Building Assessment Methods is a manual that consists of a collection of survey and discussion tools that identify what works, and does not work, in K-12 school buildings. In particular, it is directed towards educators considering an expansion of existing school facilities, or construction of new school facilities.

School Climate Model
The School Climate Model (Gislason, 2018) outlines the social and architectural elements that, in combination, create a learning environment. The four elements at the centre of the School Climate model are physical design, organisation, educational culture and student dynamics.

School Environments and Change
The New South Wales government website provides an opportunity to explore innovative learning spaces in space, including professional learning courses and school journeys.

Space for Learning
This website is targeted for those interested in planning, designing, managing and developing new learning spaces.

Teachers and the Acoustic Environment
The Open Plan Classrooms, Noise and Teacher Personality document focuses on the role of teachers and the acoustic environment in designing effective learning spaces. The document outlines the impact of noise and open plan designs in classrooms, and solutions for difficulties that educators may encounter.

Team Teaching in Higher Education
Team teaching focuses on educators collaboratively working together in a shared learning environment. The Professional Development Service for Teachers have collaborated with higher education institutes to implement team-teaching practices in their learning spaces.

The NoTosh Lab
The NoTosh Lab is a selection of tools and resources around aspects of innovative learning environments, including design thinking, collaboration and student-led learning, for educators to utilise with colleagues and students.

Thornburg’s Learning Domains
Learning domains can be defined from the work of David Thornburg. The aspects to describing learning domains include the campfire, the watering hole and the cave, which can be expanded and adapted to suit the classroom environment and space.

Video Time Lapse Analysis
An iPad or a similar device can be used to record a time-lapse video of how students and teachers use a space throughout a lesson or a day. Teachers can then analyse the video in terms of which spaces were heavily used, which were underused (and why), where students congregate and why, and so forth, to develop an understanding of how their learning space can be best utilised.