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Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments

The recent raft of educational capital works projects in Australia have developed a wide range of '21stC' learning environments. As yet there is little rigorous evidence attesting to the efficacy of which learning environments are the more appropriate for 21stC pedagogy in a digital and knowledge age. This study will use three multidisciplinary approaches to post-occupancy evaluation to challenge assumptions regarding technology-enhanced learning environments. The focus will be on the links between space and pedagogy, evaluating the effectiveness of differing designs in improving student behaviours, engagement and learning outcomes in senior secondary and the transition to higher educational sectors.

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Project Title

Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments

Major Sponsor

Australian Research Council

Research Partners

Anglican Church Grammar School
Australian Science and Mathematics School
Rubida Pty Ltd
Hayball Pty Ltd

Project Team

Dr Wes Imms (Uni of Melb)
A/Prof Kenn Fisher (Uni of Melb)
A/Prof Clare Newton (Uni of Melb)
Prof Tom Kvan (Uni of Melb)
Prof Stephen Dinham (Uni of Melb)
Heather Mitcheltree (Uni of Melb)
Terry Byers (Anglican Church Grammar School)
Matthew Burley (Keepad Interactive)
Ana Sala-Oviedo (Rubida Pty Ltd)
John Leonard (Hayball Pty Ltd)
Graeme Oliver (Australian Science and Mathematics School)


Ben Cleveland (Uni of Melb)