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.

More information: E21LE project website

Project details

Major Sponsor

Australian Research Council

Research Partners

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

Project Team

A/Prof Wes Imms (University of Melbourne)
A/Prof Kenn Fisher (University of Melbourne)
A/Prof Clare Newton (University of Melbourne)
Prof Tom Kvan (University of Melbourne)
Prof Stephen Dinham (University of Melbourne)
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 (University of Melbourne)