12 - 13 March 2018 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

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5 ways New Generation Learning Space Design 2017 will help you create and maintain engaging learning environments

This article explores five key ways the New Generation Learning Space Design Summit will help you to create engaging learning environments, based on feedback from some of our past (and current) speakers.

Designing stimulating learning environments to boost student engagement: Two case studies from the primary school sector

In this article, Higher Ed IQ takes a look at the unique approaches two internationally recognised primary schools are taking to learning design and how these approaches are improving teaching and learning outcomes

Designing new learning spaces through co-creation: A glimpse into the vision behind the University of Adelaide’s Learning Hub

In this case study, Pascale Quester, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic), University of Adelaide, explores the concept of co-creation and the University of Adelaide’s approach to developing an innovative learning space to drive student engagement across their campus.

7 ways to design and develop agile and student-centric learning spaces

In this report, we take a look at seven key strategies universities across Australia and New Zealand are using to design, roll-out and maintain agile learning spaces to drive student engagement and improved learning outcomes.

Transforming learning spaces through Virtual Reality implementation at UNSW

In this case study Alexander Mayer, Student Ambassador at UNSW an shares insight into how VR and the personalisation of spaces has transformed his educational career and  Seher Ata, Associate Professor / Virtual Reality Program Developer at UNSW explores the steps her faculty has taken to integrate VR into learning space design to improve overall student engagement.

Designing classrooms for the modern learner: How Silverton Primary School is co-creating flexible learning spaces with students

In this article, Diane Rickard, Head Teacher at Silverton Primary School, shares the strategies her school is using to design personalised and innovative student learning spaces and the steps they have taken to successfully integrate new technology into classroom design to improve student engagement.


5 examples of best practice in innovative learning space design

Over the past decade, the rapid pace of change and the emergence of new technologies have transformed the way that students learn. In turn, learning spaces have also had to adapt in order to meeting changing student expectations and learning styles.

With this in mind, we have compiled a list of 5 universities who are succeeding in innovative and flexible learning space design ahead of the 7th Annual Learning Space Design Summit 2018.

6 strategies Australian Universities are using to design and develop collaborative and flexible learning spaces

In this eBook, we take a look at six key strategies universities across Australia are using to design and develop flexible and collaborative learning spaces to enhance the learning experience and improve learning outcomes. Learn how Macquarie University, Charles Sturt University and the University of Adelaide are designing and rolling-out learning spaces that support 21st century learning.


Designing Social and Cultural Spaces for Students through Co-creation in order to create a Global and Connected Experience on Campus

Designing Social and Cultural Spaces for Students through Co-creation in order to create a Global and Connected Experience on Campus In addition to lecture and tutorial rooms, the next generation of learning spaces will include cafes, parks, lounge rooms, prayer rooms and various other social and cultural spaces. 
The University of Adelaide opened its doors to The Learning Hub 4 years and it has been an immense success, with students spending 3-4 hours extra in this interactive and innovative space. In this presentation from New Generation Learning Space Design 2017,  Pascale Quester, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) at the University of Adelaide discusses the concept of co-creation and the University's approach to developing and retro fitting a building as a social student precinct, including:
  • Carrying the logic of co-creation for designing the concept for the student precinct involving social and cultural spaces as well as extra curricular activities
  • Allowing students to design their own learning outcomes and ‘own’ the process and outcome
  • Embedding the student voice in to the university infrastructure

Transforming Existing Spaces through Massification of Classrooms in Order to Reduce Costs and Create Digital Learning Environments

The Queensland University of Technology has been focusing on two major areas when it comes to learning spaces. Developing a new education precinct and transforming existing learning spaces within the university without major investments and overhauls. In this presentation from New Generation Learning Space Design 2017, discusses the challenges faced and successes, including:
  • Creating modern digital learning spaces through massification of classrooms and allowing sta‡ to link teaching, timetabling requirements to space types
  • Maximizing the use of engaging technologies, and pedagogies to spur higher level of discussion within the learning spaces
  • Gathering feedback from small pilot programs to prepare for the bigger transformation

Evidence-based design for evolving learning environments

In this presentation from New Generation Learning Space Design 2017, Dr Darragh O'Brien, Knowledge and Design Leader at Peckvonhartel Architects explores how to evolve learning environments through evidence-based design

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Fast Track Your Attendance

Want to fast track your attendence to the New Generation Learning Space Design Summit 2018? It's easy! Simply download the registration form and email to registration@iqpc.com.au

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6 Secrets of Active Learning Classroom Design

While the basic elements of active learning classrooms are well known, no one-size-fits-all template exists. Here's how to achieve the custom fit your school needs.

Study proves classroom design really does matter

In a pilot study by the University of Salford and architects, Nightingale Associates, it was found that the classroom environment can affect a child’s academic progress over a year by as much as 25%