Becoming an Innovative Learning Environment

The Making of a New Zealand Secondary School

Authors: Wright, Noeline

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  • Illustrates conceptions of an integrated secondary school curriculum
  • Demonstrates the inception of a new school in a modern learning space in New Zealand
  • Offers examples of what a future-focused curriculum might look like, which may inspire other school leaders embarking on similar curriculum change in their own contexts
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About this book

This book traces how a new school, physically designed as a modern learning environment, has come into being in New Zealand. A key feature is how it designs its curriculum for future citizens. The book explores how flexible curriculum and assessment options support the provision of a well-balanced, coherent and future-oriented learning programme. It also illustrates how the school is implementing its vision and copes with being different from other schools which understand and embody the New Zealand Curriculum as well as the NCEA qualifications system in more traditional terms. School leaders’, teachers’ and foundation students’ thinking and perspectives about what it’s like to become a new school are highlighted and shed light on what is possible within an evolving education system.

About the authors

Noeline Wright is a teacher educator whose work centres on the secondary school sector. She helps prepare those entering secondary teaching via graduate initial teacher education programmes. Her research interests span digital technologies in secondary school settings, secondary schools as modern learning environments, and possibilities for integrated learning for students. She has worked closely with a local secondary school to investigate how teachers from different subject areas incorporate mobile digital technologies into their lessons, and what changes occur in their thinking and practices as a result. She has published on pedagogy and digital technologies, social media in initial teacher education, and on new schools as modern learning environments. She has been funded by the national Teaching and Learning Research Initiative programme to investigate the inception of another new secondary school.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-19

    Wright, Noeline

  • Framing Learning Spaces: Modern Learning Environments and ‘Modern’ Pedagogy

    Pages 21-45

    Wright, Noeline

  • Framing the School: Hobsonville Point Secondary School

    Pages 47-67

    Wright, Noeline

  • Framing the Curriculum: ‘Paradigm of One’

    Pages 69-105

    Wright, Noeline

  • Framing Pastoral Care: ‘Paradigm for One’

    Pages 107-122

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
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Softcover $109.99
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Becoming an Innovative Learning Environment
Book Subtitle
The Making of a New Zealand Secondary School
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-0764-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-0764-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-0763-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4493-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 145
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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