What is the teacher’s role and the student’s role in a modern learning environment?

This year I have been privileged to begin working with a cluster of Catholic schools on Auckland’s North Shore. One of these schools is St Joseph’s in Takapuna, who are on the cusp of moving into their brand new (and very fancy!) modern learning environment. They have been doing lots of thinking about this over the past few years so it was timely to bring all their ideas together and discuss –

What is the teacher’s role and the student’s role in a modern learning environment?

We peppered the conversation with inputs from Michael Fullan and Derek Wenmoth to help our thinking.

2010 Ten trends: Changing role of teachers and learners from EDtalks on Vimeo.

Below are the ideas that came out of the conversation. Please excuse the shadows on the photos.

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