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‘Fertile questions,’ ‘multi-age groupings’, ‘campfires’ and ‘master classes’ for specialist skill-building: Innovative Learning Environments and support professional learning or ‘teacher engagers’ within South Australian and international contexts.
Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) (2012)
  • Susanne Owen
Abstract
There is increasing recognition that traditional schooling models are failing many students throughout the world. Results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) testing regarding 15 year olds in over 60 countries indicate that school systems are not very successful in preparing students for lifelong learning and the knowledge economy (OECD/CERI, 2008) Poor student engagement (Dunleavy & Milton, 2012) and insufficient focus on emotional and social development are also concerns (Slavin, 2010). The objectives of the study are to investigate some of South Australia's innovative schools in regard to the changing teacher role and professional learning approaches, within the broader context of the international Innovative Learning Environment research.
Keywords
  • Schools,
  • Students,
  • PISA,
  • Tests,
  • Learning,
  • Analysis
Publication Date
December, 2012
Citation Information
Susanne Owen. "‘Fertile questions,’ ‘multi-age groupings’, ‘campfires’ and ‘master classes’ for specialist skill-building: Innovative Learning Environments and support professional learning or ‘teacher engagers’ within South Australian and international contexts." Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/susanne_owen/42/