Key Priority Area - Active Classrooms

What makes an active classroom?

Active classrooms incorporate movement into classroom learning helping students to retain knowledge in a meaningful way. Small changes in the classroom can have a big impact on student learning, health and contribution to their daily activity levels.

An active classroom involves:

  • active breaks between and within learning activities
  • learning activities which involve movement
  • working at benches, standing desks, on the floor, or in combination to create movement between work areas
  • learning outdoors.

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Join our Expert Support Service staff members Gabrielle Smales and Monique FitzGerald as they explored practical strategies to implement Active Classrooms in your school with Natalie Lander, Senior Research Fellow - Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University, and Jess Orr, Secondary Teacher and Educational Lead at TransformUs.

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Transform US - link to home page where you will find free resources to support development of more active learning spaces including lesson plans.

Toolkit for Teachers (Outdoor Learning) - resources dedicated to helping teachers increase their confidence in taking students into the outdoors across a variety of curriculum focus areas.

Cricket Australia Cricket Smart resources - Aligned to the Australian Curriculum, Cricket Smart helps students to grasp and retain knowledge using cricket themed lesson plans as a teaching tool.