Innovative Learning Environments


The Innovative Learning Environments (ILE) project has analysed how young people learn. It has studied which conditions and dynamics allow them to be able to learn better. By identifying concrete cases of innovative learning environments from all over the world, ILE has informed practice, leadership and reform through generating analysis of innovative and inspiring configurations of learning for children and young people.

The distinctive contribution of the ILE project has been to analyse - with numerous international examples - innovative ways of organising learning at the micro level (learning environment) and how this connects to the meso level (networks and communities of practice) and strategies to implement learning change at the macro, system level.  Read more about the ILE project here.

 The goals of this project have been to serve the educational reform agenda by:

  • Analysing and synthesising current international research findings on learning, teaching and learning environments.
  • Identifying and analysing examples of innovative learning environments from all over the world.
  • Engaging with the community of policy reformers, innovators and learning scientists to discuss how to make better use of these findings to make OECD education systems learning driven.

 What's new

Schooling Redesigned:  Towards Innovative Learning Systems

to be launched on 22 October 2015! 


ILE project 3 strands



David Istance - Senior Researcher

Emily Heppner - Project Assistant





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