EDUCERI › International Conference on Innovative Learning Environments (ILE)
Banff, Alberta, Canada - Banff Conference Centre
10-12 October 2011
This international conference on Innovative Learning Environments (ILE) has been co-organised by OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) and Alberta Education, the Ministry of Education in the Canadian province of Alberta. The local hosts were the Canadian Rockies Public Schools, the Alberta school district in which the town of Banff is located.
The OECD/Alberta conference was the most ambitious event to date in the OECD work on Innovative Learning Environments. It was based on the earlier work on learning research and addressed in detail the on-going “innovative cases” analysis and the new work focused on the key issues of “implementation and change”. It is also the most ambitious in terms of the numbers of invited participants who, in addition to the core group of those in each system most closely engaged in the ILE project (the “system coordinators”), will include key players in different leadership positions and stakeholder groups.
1. Why Systems Must Innovate their Learning ? Nelson Gonzalez
2. Overview of Innovative Learning Environments in the International Project
3. Facets and Dimensions of Innovative Learning Environments
Chaired by Valerie Hannon, Innovation Unit, UK
Presenting: Judy Halbert and Linda Kaser, Network of Performance Based Schools, Vancouver
Island University, British Columbia, Canada.
Chaired by David Istance.
Presenting: Anders Palm and Peter Skoglof, Swedish National Agency for Education, Stockholm, Sweden
Erich Ramscheier, University of Teacher Education, Bern, Switzerland.
Chaired by Dean Lindquist, ADM, Learning Supports & Information Management, Alberta Education, Canada.
Presenting: Jennifer Groff, Educational consultant, Cambridge, USA.
Chaired by Gertraud Benke, Institute of Instructional and School Development University of Klagenfurt, Austria.
Presenting: Ellen Hambrook, ADM, Education Program Standards and Assessment, Alberta Education on Framework for Student Learning: Competencies for Engaged Thinkers and Ethical Citizens with an Entrepreneurial Spirit.
Chaired by Hanna Dumont, University of Tuebingen, Germany.
Presenting: Marlene Scardamalia, Institute for Knowledge Innovation & Thechnology (IKIT), University of Toronto, Canada.
Chaired by Anthony Mackay, Centre for Strategic Education (CSE), Melbourne, Australia.
Presenting: Jan Robertson, Griffth University, Waiheke Island, New Zealand.
Chaired by Carol McLean, ADM, People and Research, Alberta Education, Canada.
Presenting: John Bangs, Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) Working Group on Education, Training & Employment Policy, England.
Chaired by Per Tronsmo, Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training, Oslo, Norway.
Presenting: Maria Langworthy, Microsoft Innovative Teaching and Learning (ITL), Partners in Learning Program, Redmond, USA.
5. Making Innovations Happen – Insights from ILE Cases and Wider OECD Analysis
6. The Governance and System Challenges
Chaired by Rod Allen, Superintendant, British Columbia, Canada.
Presenting: Kim Bater, Canadian Rockies Public Schools District, Banff, Canada.
Chaired by Lone Lonne Christiansen, Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training,
Presenting: Patricia Wastiau, European Schoolnet, Brussels, Belgium.
Chaired by Susanne Owen, Department of Education & Children’s Services, Adelaide, South Australia.
Presenting: José Carlos Rocha Silva and Isidro Sánchez Ulloa, National Council for Educational Development (CONAFE), Mexico city, Mexico.
Chaired by Elvira Vacirca, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Presenting: Michael Walter, ADM, Strategic Services, Alberta Education on Educational Transformation in Alberta; ATA and ASBA representatives