Space and Pedagogy

A first look at Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview’s new learning spaces

Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview has finished putting the final touches on their brand new Therry Building. The Therry Building includes flexible learning spaces to encourage more collaborative teaching and learning across four facilities, with space for staff and six House areas (The Ignis Project). Its landscape design also provides opportunities for outside learning and socialisation. […]

Lessons from the Pedagogical Guru: Davina Sharry

In a snapshot: Davina’s passion reflects in her enthusiasm over the phone. In her role as Education Queensland Literacy Coach she innovated on current practices and designed an explosive reading program that sees the youngest of students learn to read in 8 weeks; all of which resulted in her achieving ‘Queensland Teacher of the Year’ for […]

5 key challenges from the Australian Education Review

The Australian Council for Educational Research recently released its review into Indigenous Education, “The Case for Urgency: Advocating for Indigenous voice in education” highlighting five key challenges needing urgent action to close the opportunity gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Challenge 1: Deficit and race-based assumptions in Indigenous education Deficit and race-based assumptions are […]

How to effectively invest in your learning spaces

Systematic investment in new learning environments is a matter of policy in many countries. In Australia alone, more than $16 billion funded the Rudd government’s Building the Education Revolution program. Current state government initiatives will soon increase this public investment (Building Future Schools Fund). The need for innovative classroom spaces stems from questions on the […]

How can you hack your learning space on a budget?

The basic elements of an active learning classroom are conventional, there is no one-size-fits all. All school designs are really based on the alumni of the school. To a large extent the brand or the voice of the school plays a key role in spatial design. To achieve the custom fit your school needs, the […]