• Supporting and enhancing specific learning 
  • Promoting a positive disposition 

Framework starts with these key questions to consider

  • How to you promote effective learning? (key curriculum areas and more)
  • What specific learning strategies do we need
  • What physical setting best supports the learning that is happening? (How am I setting up the environment up to support this)

Emphasis is now not about just about outcomes from tests but deep learning. Asian countries are now moving towards this but last to do this. After Tsunami in Japan led authentic learning to come alive. E.G. a mind for love, other, beauty. But traditional outcomes, knowing the how and why.

Big question is…What Specific learning strategies and teaching approaches are needed to enhance the intended learning?

Hays reflection

  • Hands on
  • Direct instruction
  • Small groups
  • Larger groups
  • Whanua groups

Lens of organisation – Is it collaborativeBroad type of activity/ , independent, practice, research


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Various types of teaching and learning in the spaces.


What types of spaces do we have? And what type of learning do spaces need? 


  • Presenting and share writing or drama
  • Using technology to record new learning for communicating learning
  • Celebrating learning in the right space.

What type of spaces do we not enough of? Can we create them or are we designing learning to meet these needs. 

Example of designing a learning setting e.g. settings that are permanently set up. But what do you need to consider?

What’s the most powerful things we need to consider for that setting? Julia calls this the ‘fit out’  this example is Shared reading with x30 kids. 

  • What equipment needs to be in this space, whiteboard etc.
  • Size of space for the type of learning (enclosed, seating) intimacy, enclosure
  • Conversational – facing each other if sharing
  • group size? do we have the right size of group.

Hays question  – Pick a setting and design a fit out to enhance learning. 

One type of activity – e.g. workshop

  • hands on with resources readily at hand, equipment such as tv, whitebaords
  • reasonably confined space
  • students need working space – same level
  • facing inwards
  • acceptable size number


Soft Systems – make generic area but change expectations around it without changing sapce. Made us think about grey room and being used with only math resources so now make up generic workshops spaces with recources accordingly.

Hard systems – design of where furniture goes. Could be to direct traffic or certain type of learning.