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Mark Osborne

quotation markMy mission is to help schools become awesomeness incubators. I help them build great places to learn and the capacity to use those spaces well.quotation mark

quotation markMy mission is to help schools become awesomeness incubators. I help them build great places to learn and the capacity to use those spaces well.quotation mark


  • Modern Learning Environments — facilitator and keynote speaker at conferences such as CEFPI’s Disruption, ULearn 13, and the Future Learning conferences, on the topics of future-focused education, innovative learning spaces, and cutting-edge practice.
  • Leadership — founder of Emerging Leaders - Aotearoa which runs EduIgnite evenings around the country and a two-day unconference ‘Ignition’ once a year to foster innovation in the profession.
  • Modern Learning Practice — currently completing his PhD on leadership, use of space, and pedagogy at the University of Melbourne.

Mark has been working in the areas of modern learning environments and modern learning practice for a number of years since becoming Deputy Principal at Albany Senior High School in Auckland.

He has worked with dozens of schools to help them build new learning spaces and retrofit existing ones to support learning that is truly future-focused.

MLE Implementation
Critical friend to a wide range of schools (including Hobsonville Point Primary and Secondary, Hereora Cluster; Nelson College for Girls; Ngatea and Hampden Street Schools) who are building innovative learning spaces, either from scratch or by turning existing classroom blocks into modern learning environments.

MLE Planning
Has assisted visioning, community consultation, and prototyping processes for many Christchurch schools as part of their rebuilds, including Sumner, Leeston, Opawa, and Wakefield Schools.

MLE Publications
Author of a series of white papers on effective practice in modern learning environments.