Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE)

About CELE LEEP

LEEP is the Learning Environments Evaluation Programme (LEEP). LEEP builds on the important work of OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE) by producing instruments and analysis that inform school leaders, researchers, policymakers and others about how investments in the learning environment, including the physical learning environment and technologies, translate into improved education, health, social and well-being outcomes, leading to more efficient use of education resources.
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 ABCD Genova Education Fair

Inaugural opening of the ABCD Education Fair Genova 2014, 5 November 2014

Hosted by INDIRE, with the support of OECD, this event was a forum for government officials, architects and international experts on education and innovation to present future plans for Italy’s schools in the presence of representatives from Italy’s regions, municipalities, professional associations of teachers and school leaders, and associations of parents and student councils. For more information on Prime Minister Renzi's extensive school building programme in Italy involving 21 230 interventions in school buildings in 2014-15 and an investment of EUR billion 1.094, click on this link.

LEEP conceptual framework

How can the physical learning environment – an influential element in the complex and highly contextualised nature of learning – most effectively support the pedagogies, curriculum, assessment and organisational forms necessary to develop students’ capacities for the 21st century? This paper presents the conceptual underpinnings, research base, research questions and implementation of CELE’s new project.

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An International Ideas Seminar: Primary Schools for 21st Century Learners, 7 March 2014, Dublin, Ireland

Organised by the Department of Education and Skills in Ireland, with the participation of the OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE), to announce the successful projects for the Primary School Design Competition. Winning projects can be found on the RIAI web site here. See also seminar Agenda.

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Improving Education in Mexico: A State-level Perspective from Puebla
This new report analyses the major challenges facing the education system, current policy initiatives and innovative practices in the state of Puebla in Mexico, including the planning, funding and use of school infrastructure (see Chapter 5 by Alastair Blyth).

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Understanding School Building Policy and Practice  in the Flemish Community of Belgium
OECD Education Working Paper No. 92
This paper describes a conceptual framework that can be used to interpret the general policy issues driving the design, construction, maintenance and evaluation of school buildings in Belgium’s Flemish Community.

 

Enhancing University Competitiveness through Educational Facilities
This report summarises discussions at an international conference on this topic  held in Seoul in June, 2012. www.cele2012korea.com

 

Upgrading School Buildings in Mexico with Social Participation
This report presents a CELE review conducted in 2012 on Mexico’s Better Schools Programme, which was created to repair and improve the physical infrastructure of 16 000 schools providing basic education in Mexico.

 

 

Video for “Designing for Education
This video showcases the top 6 facilities in CELE’s flagship publication “Designing for Education: Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities 2011”.

 

 

 

Modernising Secondary School Buildings in Portugal
This policy review presents a CELE review of a major programme by the Portuguese government to rehabilitate secondary schools in Portugal.

 

 

 

Standardised Design for School: Old solution, new context?
This short report from a CELE members-only webinar presents experiences using standardised design for schools in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Mexico and Portugal.

 

 

 

 

 

Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe