The SVA Bright Spots Schools Connection is a Collaborative Leadership Development Network (CLDN) launched in 2014 by Social Ventures Australia. A review of international literature, presented in this report, shows that in recent decades, collaboration has become a priority in schooling and education reform across...
This report provides a summary of the design, programming and research conducted at The Living Pavilion, a regenerative placemaking project which took place at the University of Melbourne.
This report highlights current considerations on the potential role of new and emerging digital technologies in education. Its purpose is to bring together recent literature on digital literacy and online technologies, particularly new technologies such as smartphones and locative media, in supporting educators in the...
Working with teachers and their students, the Water Literacies Project provided an ideal opportunity to explore a range of pedagogical approaches and practices which connect students to their everyday world, both now and in their possible futures, through place-based learning.
Designing for diverse learning: case study of place-based learning in Design and Technologies pre-service teacher education
This study reports on the design and development processes that pre-service teachers adopted to produce a sensory teaching resource to stimulate interaction, coordination and fine motor skills for students with diverse learning needs.
The aim of the Fresh Water Literacies Project was to build on primary aged students' understanding of the importance and finite availability of natural resources.
Executive summary Overview Increasingly, governments, philanthropy, practitioners and communities in Australia have recognised place-based approaches as a means to tackle disadvantage and address the complex problems faced by children and families in today’s society. However, there is a perceived lack of cohesion in describing place-based...
Executive summary Increasingly, governments in Australia have recognised place-based approaches as a means to tackle disadvantage and address the complex problems faced by children and families in today’s society. While many place-based initiatives have generated rich learning experiences and positive results, too often lessons have...
This publication provides a snapshot of who is driving, doing and supporting place-based approaches to improve children’s outcomes. The snapshot is made up of two parts: Table 1: Australian child-focused place-based policies, leading practice in communities, research, and organisations and initiatives offering strategic coordination in...
The evidence summary begins by considering the importance of place. This leads to a discussion of why different approaches to services and service delivery are required, including a brief description of recent changes in the conditions in which families are raising young children and the...