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TITLE: Innovative learning environments
AUTHOR(S): OECD
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How to design a powerful learning environment so that learners can thrive in the 21st century?
OECD’s Innovative Learning Environments (ILE) is an ambitious international study that responds to this challenging question. The study earlier released the influential publication The Nature of Learning: Using Research to Inspire Practice. This companion volume is based on 40 in-depth case studies of powerful 21st century learning environments that have taken the innovation journey.

Innovative Learning Environments presents a wealth of international material and features a new framework for understanding these learning environments, organised into eight chapters. Richly illustrated by the many local examples, it argues that a contemporary learning environment should:



  • Innovate the elements and dynamics of its "pedagogical core".

  • Become a "formative organisation" through strong design strategies with corresponding learning leadership, evaluation and feedback.

  • Open up to partnerships to grow social and professional capital, and to sustain renewal and dynamism.

  • Promote 21st century effectiveness through the application of the ILE learning principles.


In conclusion it offers pointers to how this can be achieved, including the role of technology, networking, and changing organisational cultures. This report will prove to be an invaluable resource for all those interested in schooling. It will be of particular interest to teachers, education leaders, parents, teacher educators, advisors and decision-makers, as well as the research community.

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What's being said about the book:


"Much has been written about learning environments, and about innovation but nowhere will you find such a deep and cogent portrayal of the key principles as in the OECD's report, Innovative Learning Environments. Learners, pedagogical core, learning environments, partnerships, sustainability - it's all captured in this remarkable volume."
(Michael Fullan, OC, Professor Emeritus, OISE, University of Toronto)


"Everyone in education is talking about innovation. What is different here is that the best of what we know about learning is at the centre and is richly illustrated with real cases to answer the question, ‘What will this look like?’"
(Helen Timperley, Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland)