Journal article

Case studies on the transition from traditional classrooms to innovative learning environments: Emerging strategies for success

Raechel French, Wesley Imms, Marian Mahat

Improving Schools | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019


This article explores the characteristics of a successful transition of a school from traditional classrooms to an innovative learning environment. Many schools today are converting traditional classrooms into spaces which are flexible, supporting a wide array of teaching and learning possibilities (i.e. an ‘innovative learning environment’). These schools envision a future in which teaching, culture and space align to result in engaged students achieving deep learning. Many of these schools, however, fail to align teaching practices, organisational structures and leadership with their design’s intended vision. This results in a misalignment between the pedagogical goals of the building and ..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council's Linkage Projects funding scheme

Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: R.F. was supported by a Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship, sponsored by the AustraliaAmerican Fulbright Commission. The Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change project is supported by the Australian Research Council's Linkage Projects funding scheme (LP150100022).