06
Dec 18

A first look at Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview’s new learning spaces

Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview has finished putting the final touches on their brand new Therry Building. The Therry Building includes flexible learning spaces to encourage more collaborative teaching and learning across four facilities, with space for staff and six House areas (The Ignis Project). Its landscape design also provides opportunities for outside learning and socialisation. … Continue reading A first look at Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview’s new learning spaces

20
Nov 18

Effectively investing in your school learning spaces

Author:Ash Natesh

Systematic investment in new learning environments is a matter of policy in many countries. In Australia alone, more than $16 billion funded the Rudd government’s Building the Education Revolution program. Current state government initiatives will soon increase this public investment (Building Future Schools Fund). The need for innovative classroom spaces stems from questions on the … Continue reading Effectively investing in your school learning spaces

18
Sep 18

How can you hack your learning space on a budget?

Author:Ash Natesh

The basic elements of an active learning classroom are conventional, there is no one-size-fits all. All school designs are really based on the alumni of the school. To a large extent the brand or the voice of the school plays a key role in spatial design. To achieve the custom fit your school needs, the … Continue reading How can you hack your learning space on a budget?

07
Sep 18

Viewing the process of learning space design through a new lens

Who owns design? This was one of the questions posed by Andrew Ford, Sebel Furniture’s Director of Research, Learning Environments at this week’s Learning Space Design conference. In the industrial era, he reflected that design was very distinctly owned by the designer. Product variety was scarce compared to the modern day, as demonstrated by the … Continue reading Viewing the process of learning space design through a new lens

20
Aug 18

Lessons from the Pedagogical Guru: Davina Sharry

Author:Ash Natesh

In a snapshot: Davina’s passion reflects in her enthusiasm over the phone. In her role as Education Queensland Literacy Coach she innovated on current practices and designed an explosive reading program that sees the youngest of students learn to read in 8 weeks; all of which resulted in her achieving ‘Queensland Teacher of the Year’ … Continue reading Lessons from the Pedagogical Guru: Davina Sharry

27
Jun 18

Meet the experts in learning space design

Creating 21st Century Learning Spaces in Tertiary Education will be bringing together campus development experts from across the nation, here’s a snippet of the exceptional people you can expect to hear from. Understanding what the critical aspects of a space are, and making sure that these attributes are utilised effectively is no easy feat, luckily, … Continue reading Meet the experts in learning space design

23
May 18

A look into the Western Sydney University vertical campus

The Western Sydney University’s Parramatta vertical campus is a major economic catalyst and one of the most technologically advanced teaching and research spaces developed in Australia and across the world. The Parramatta City vertical campus, opened in May 2017, is an ambitious project undertaken by Western Sydney University. This 14-storey, five star building is the … Continue reading A look into the Western Sydney University vertical campus

18
Jul 17

21st Century learning isn’t just about the fancy furniture

Across the world, education is going through a paradigm shift with a hype around “21st Century Learning”. But is Australia reaching the standard? A recent article, UN agency ranks Australia 39 out of 41 countries for quality education, says it all. “There’s certainly a decline in real terms in the education space in Australia, partly … Continue reading 21st Century learning isn’t just about the fancy furniture