Day 1 - Tuesday 3rd May, 2016
Registration, coffee & networking
Welcome remarks from Chair

Aligning space design to school needs
KEYNOTE: Developing design principles linked to school needs for future sustainability

• Shifting towards bespoke facilities and new pedagogies
• Using prototypes to enable testing
• Designing for connectivity, collaboration, critical thinking, community and communication

KEYNOTE: Rebuilding NSW Schools Fund showcase: Strategic planning for Arthur Phillip High School

• Building innovative use of technology in flexible learning spaces
• Improving student performance and promoting innovative practice
• Designing flexible spaces for group work and PBL

Morning tea & networking
Aligning new buildings to strategic direction

• Navigating the project planning stages – What do you want to achieve?
• Linking environment design to teaching methods
• Achieving school culture change

Designing learning spaces for change

• Changing space to reflect changes in curriculum, staff and student need
• Using moveable partitions and furniture to create flexibility
• Embracing changing technology to improve learning

Networking lunch
Redesigning space to drive 21st century skills
BEST PRACTICE SHOWCASE: New Generation Learning Space Partnership
  • Applying a design thinking model to ensure quality results
  • Enacting the provocation to ‘expect more’ from your school library as a learning space
  • Space makes place: connecting people, pedagogy and technology to create a culture of collaboration

Converting existing space – Informed by the needs of contemporary learners

• Designing and creating spaces within spaces rather than rebuilding
• Creating spaces to engage, stimulate and encourage creative thinkers
• Designing multi-modal learnings settings reflective of current pedagogies

Afternoon tea & networking
Maximising learning space ROI
Ensuring value for money from the finished product

• Creative, open spaces to create an environment where learning thrives
• Maximising value for resources
• Measuring impact and demonstrating improvement to learning outcomes

Taking staff & students on the culture change journey

• Applying a design thinking model to ensure quality results

Closing remarks from the Chair & close of day one
Day 2 - Wednesday 4th May, 2016
Welcome, coffee & networking
KEYNOTE: Innovative Education, Successful Students Initiative – Building & upgrading schools to design future focused learning environments

• Designing and building new state of the art student focused campuses
• Flexible learning spaces to match 21st century pedagogy to better enable project based

Co-creating and co-designing 21st century learning environments

Morning tea & networking
Achieving culture change
Designing learning spaces to be responsive to the changing nature of teaching & learning

• Tailoring learning environments to facilitate PBL
• Adapting pedagogy and integrating technology
• Evolving from the didactic model to prevent disengagement

Matching the pedagogy to the learning environment
Embedding design thinking & problem solving pedagogy across teaching & learning

• Aligning teaching to 21st century learning environments
• Changing the narrative around teaching and learning in your school
• Entrenching a culture of problem solving to flexible learning spaces

Networking lunch
INTERACTIVE PROJECT BASED LEARNING PEDAGOGY SESSION: Changing teacher pedagogy to match 21st century learning environments

• How do you ensure you maximise the potential of your new learning space?
• Upskilling and changing teaching delivery models
• Driving PBL learning and teaching

Changing the paradigm and learning space design to empower students to take control of their own learning

• Flexible spaces which respond to the socialisation of learning
• Spaces which support students in being designers of their own learning to foster a culture of self-directed learning
• Learning spaces designed specifically to be environmentally sustainable

Afternoon tea & networking
ROUNDTABLE: How do 21st century learning environments enable teachers to improve pedagogical practice?
Matching 21st century designed STEM learning spaces

• Designing and using learning spaces to build teacher and student capacity
• Measuring impact of space and pedagogies on learning outcomes

Closing remarks & close of conference

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