Embracing Technological and Cultural Change to Develop Student-Focused Learning Spaces
Conference Date
14th & 15th August 2018
Location
CQ Functions Melbourne
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Overview

Strategies to develop student-focused learning environments
As modern students require flexible teaching spaces allowing for technologyrich, dynamic learning experience and collaboration, Australian tertiary education providers have to develop new learning spaces to attract and retain students.

They need to rethink how these spaces are designed and operated as well as how to get their pedagogy in line with these physical changes to remain institutions of choice and to improve student outcomes.

The Tertiary Learning Spaces conference will explore how to
  • Develop integrated learning environments
  • Implement new technology when it evolves so quickly
  • Make students partners on this journey
  • Establish effective collaboration across departments
  • Utilise space effectively
  • Create flexible learning and teaching spaces in the long term
Who will attend?
Leaders from tertiary education providers with a responsibility for:
  • Learning Environments
  • Space Planning
  • Campus Development
  • Technology
  • Teaching & Learning

Attend to learn:

  • Develop student-focused learning spaces
  • Use technology & innovation effectively
  • Match pedagogy in line with new trends
  • Achieve a collaborative approach to teaching & learning

Key Speakers

Lorraine Pearce
Space Manager
University of Canterbury, NZ
Professor Michael Sankey
Deputy Director (Learning Transformation)
Griffith University
David Suder
Deputy Executive Director & Director Campus Development
Monash University
Richard Leonard
Board Member
Learning Environments Australasia

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What People Are Saying

  • “Great flow of different approaches and ideas.”

    Harald Baulis
    The University of Adelaide Tertiary Learning Space Design conference attendee, 2016
  • “The conference was an excellent showcase for a range of elements related to
    promoting student experiences.”

    Lorraine Walker
    Monash University Tertiary Learning Space Design conference attendee, 2016

Blog

  • Date: 6 Dec 2018  By: Ashleigh Morgan

    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. …

  • Date: 20 Nov 2018  By: 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 …

  • Date: 17 Sep 2018  By: 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 …

  • Date: 6 Sep 2018  By: Jessica Farrelly

    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 …