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
A new report from the Samara Centre for Democracy says that now, more than ever, we need “a politically educated and engaged citizenry.”
Annie Kidder shares some of the highlights from the ICSEI conference, and talks about the need to close the gaps between evidence, policy, and practice in education.
Vincent Atallah, PFE board member and chair of the NextGen Committee, talks about what he learned at our annual conference from a panel of young people discussing what “success” means to them.
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.
How can our public education system support students' development of competencies in creativity, citizenship, health, and social-emotional learning?
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.
BC is moving to a new reporting system for kindergarten to grade 9 students which will focus on core competencies instead of letter or number grades.
New report by People for Education shows gaps in implementation of anti-racism strategies across Canada and in schools across Ontario.
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.