Improving Micro-Planning in Education through a Geographical Information System
Introduces Geographical Information System (GIS) as an education management tool. Two projects, whose main objective was the integration of a GIS into the planning process by the educational administration, in Ethiopia and in Palestine are provided and comments upon the lessons learned from these two experiences are introduced.
Country: New Zealand The Modern Learning Environment (MLE) assessment process was introduced in 2010 as part of the changes to the 10 Year Property Plan (10YPP) process and Five Year Agreement (5YA) funding in New Zealand. The tool encourages schools to upgrade classrooms to the Designing Quality Learning Spaces (DQLS) Standards by including adequate acoustics, lighting, heating and ventilation. The tool also encourages schools to think creatively about the way they teach, and introduce ‘breakout spaces’ – spaces where students can work independently, or cross classroom, in an informal environment.