The physical and social environment of the school, its connections to the community, and the range of opportunities provided, are key to the development of the skills and competencies students need for long-term success.
Quality Learning Environments
Research on Quality Learning Environments
Since 2000, UNICEF has released a series of publications focusing on the well-being of children in wealthy countries. This year’s report card looks at equality in education.
While Ontario’s schools are doing well in teaching “the basics”, students need a broader set of skills, not only to master these ‘basics’, but to ensure that they can thrive in the future.
Desert Sands Community School in Ashcroft, BC is supporting the new basics and developing competencies in their students through student-driven interdisciplinary learning.
A pilot program aimed at improving literacy skills in young children found that engaging parents, teachers, and the community helped to improve literacy and change the way that the community thought about reading.
Students need more than the 3Rs to be successful in school and in life. Health, citizenship, social-emotional, and creativity competencies are the ‘survival skills’ for the 21st century.
In this session from PFE's 2017 Making connections conference, panelists provide a vision of what schooling can look like in our rapidly changing world, and how parents and teachers can realize this vision together.
In this keynote address from PFE's 2017 Making connections conference, Dr. Clinton takes us on a tour of what a school could look like, with an emphasis on the formation of relationships.
How can our public education system support students' development of competencies in creativity, citizenship, health, and social-emotional learning?
In this session from PFE's 2017 Making connections conference, some of the participants involved in the Measuring What Matters field trials will share how they are integrating the MWM competencies into their teaching.
The learning environment has an impact on student success. To ensure that students succeed, we need to pay attention to the different ways they learn and the resources they need.
Quality Learning Environments in the news.
A feature story on Maggie MacDonnell, the keynote speaker at our 2018 annual conference, and the winner of the $1 million Global Teacher Prize in 2017.
People for Education releases 19th Annual Report on Ontario’s Publicly Funded Schools.