Education professionals like yourself with an interest in pedagogy and the way students learn best are well aware of the impact the classroom environment has on student outcomes. Research from the University of Salford has found classroom design can have a 25 percent impact on student achievement- positive or negative. The one-size-fits-all approach or ‘traditional’ … Continue reading Maximising spaces as an enabler of better student outcomes
With dramatic changes over the last two decades to modern schooling, 21st century learning environments must now reflect the needs of modern students. The Connecting Innovative Learning Spaces & Pedagogy conference showcased some of the most forward schools in the country with 21st century learning spaces to foster better learning outcomes. We thought we’d share … Continue reading Your virtual school learning space design tour
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
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
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?
Creating new learning spaces can often be very expensive so it is crucial to get it right the first time round. Schools should be implementing efficient processes for planning, execution and measurement of outcomes so that they can justify the costs and remain agile to the changing education environment. The following ebook compiles images from … Continue reading eBook: School Learning Space Design Melbourne
Many schools across Australia are re-imagining the concept of classrooms, by either redesigning existing spaces or building new ones. It can often be difficult to envision what you would like these new, innovative learning spaces to actually look like. Ensuring your school’s vision, culture and philosophy is reflected will help with the transitioning of staff, … Continue reading Ruyton Girls’ embraces future-focused learning