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Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN)

   

LEaRN is proudly supported by the Melbourne School of Design, the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences

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INNOVATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS AND TEACHER CHANGE (ILETC)

The Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (ILETC)

Year: 2015-2019

The Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (ILETC) project is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project funded for 4 years from 2016-2019. It brings together the expertise of leading researchers in education and learning environments and partner organisations in education and learning environment design and technology.

The project will be lead by Associate Professor Wesley Imms, who heads a cross disciplinary team of researchers from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at The University of Melbourne.  The project is affiliated with the Learning Environments and Applied Research Network (LEaRN).

TOWARDS EFFECTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

LEaRN Commissioned Project

The Towards Effective Learning Environments in Catholic Schools (TELE): An Evidence Base Approach research project was set up as a collaborative research initiative between Catholic Education Melbourne (CEM) and the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN)...

STANDARD ENTITLEMENT FRAMEWORKS (DET)

Review of Standard Entitlement Frameworks for Schools & School Site Size and Outdoor Space Requirements (including Special Schools & Special Developmental Schools): Department of Education and training (DET)

SMART GREEN SCHOOLS

ARC Linkage project, funded by the Australian Research Council and Partners
Year: 2008-2011

The Smart Green Schools ARC Linkage project investigated the influence of innovative and sustainable school building designs on 'middle years' and secondary school education in Victoria...
 

EVALUATING 21ST CENTURY LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS (E21LE)

ARC Linkage project, funded by the Australia Research Council and Partners
Year: 2013-2016

Contemporary learning spaces, often termed ‘new generation learning environments’, have been developed in schools and universities in a number of countries during the past decade...
 

FUTURE PROOFING SCHOOLS

ARC Linkage project, funded by the Australia Research Council and Partners
Year: 2010-2012

This ARC funded research project focussed on the design of relocatable buildings for Australian schools...

 

THE INFLUENCE OF HOSPITAL EDUCATION SPACES ON THE PEDAGOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF MEDICAL STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS

LEaRN Commissioned Project (Learning and Teaching Initiatives Grant, funded by the University of Melbourne)
Year:
2011-2012

With new generation learning spaces being built in hospitals across the world, research into the influence of space on the learning process may be pivotal to understanding the effectiveness of these spaces in supporting learners, learning, teachers and teaching.

POST-OCCUPANCY EVALUATION OF LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

LEaRN Partner-Informed Project
Year:
2011-2012 (funded by LEaRN);
2012-2013 (Commissioned project, funded by the Catholic Education Office Melbourne (CEOM))

LEaRN’s research into how best to evaluate learning spaces (and on what basis) was initiated in 2011, based on partner interest in gaining access to ‘feedback’ on the relative effectiveness of learning spaces. Initial work included a substantial review of the literature, which was later published in Learning Environments Research. It also included workshops with a cross-section of industry stakeholders to gather information about 1) the need for learning environment evaluation and 2) the variables, or factors, which could be used for the evaluation of learning environments.

FROM PRINCIPLES TO PRACTICAL APPLICATION: DEVELOPING AND SUSTAINING INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES IN INNOVATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

LEaRN Partner-Informed Project, funded by LEaRN

Year: 2012-2013

The occupation and use of innovative learning environments over recent years has raised many questions about how learners and teachers might take advantage of newly created spaces to develop innovative, dynamic, engaging and rigorous educational practices...