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IUL Research


IUL University


School of Education




Morris, J. E. (2022). Designing and using innovative learning spaces: What teachers have to say. IUL Research, 3(6), 8-25.


There is no universal definition of what constitutes an innovative learning environment, because each school is unique. Plans to Pedagogy, developed by the University of Melbourne’s Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN) team, is exploring issues schools identify as they transition to and use innovative learning environments. Embedded in a range of schools across Australia and New Zealand, each school is assigned an academic who works with them to co-design a project targeting the school’s identified spatial challenge. This paper overviews the eight current Plans to Pedagogy projects to give a sense of the issues faced by teachers in terms of using learning environments well. It then focuses on two projects for a deeper examination to illustrate how the researcher/school partnership operates.

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