The Australian Science and Mathematics School is a partner in a new ARC Linkage Project  “Evaluating 21stC Learning Environments”.

The research will use multi-disciplinary approaches to evaluate and 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 education sectors.

The ASMS is well placed to be a focal site for such investigation, and to lead the critical analysis of the findings.

The project will be led through the University of Melbourne in a collaboration between the Graduate School of Education and the School of Architecture.  Other partners are Hayball (Architecture company), Rubida (Education Facilities Design), Keepad Interactive (ICT supplier) and Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) Melbourne.