Date
25 August 2019

Establish a planning team that includes a wide representation of voices

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘​Collaboratively developing an inclusive ILE’

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Build a diverse team

Build a diverse team

Build a collaborative team to lead the change process. Consider their strengths, capabilities, understanding of designing for inclusion and flexibility, and their approach to leading the change process.

Images representing a diverse team

Source: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

Seek student and teacher voice

Seek student and teacher voice

Voices of students and teachers need to be taken into account to ensure designs meet expectations and requirements.

Participation in all design phases can lessen the transitional impact as concepts, methodologies, and features are progressively exposed in context.

Consult widely

Consult widely

Seek input from your community. Build an ongoing relationship with them to plan successful learning approaches, and flexible spaces that meets everyone’s needs.

Access community knowledge

Access community knowledge

Students, their parents, and whānau are:

  • inherently capable
  • agents of their own cultures
  • articulate in sharing with teachers and leaders their knowledge about the way their children learn and what they may need to change.

Useful resources

Useful resources

Canterbury schools' experiences and information about the master planning and design phases.

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Grow Waitaha: Master planning and design kete

Publisher: Grow Waitaha

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “​Collaborate to develop an inclusive ILE”:

Return to the guide “Planning innovative learning environments (ILEs)”

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