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Engaging school leaders & teachers in the design & use of innovative learning environments.
When we think of modern school facility design, we think of highly flexible spaces, purposeful furniture, and ever-present technology. But how are school leaders and teachers actually using these Innovative Learning Environments (ILEs) as a pedagogic tool? And how can we best engage them in the design and development process?

In this free webinar hosted by DMA Engineers Education Sector Lead Nicholas Danicic, A/Prof. Wesley Imms from The University of Melbourne will share insights from two important recent research programs on Innovative Learning Environments in Australia and New Zealand:

- The ILETC ARC Linkage Project: Wes will share insights on how teachers can use the untapped potential of (ILEs) to improve learning outcomes for students. Running from 2016-2019 across Australia and New Zealand, ILETC sought to establish whether there’s a link between teachers’ use of ILEs and unlocking the potential of these new learning spaces.

- The Plans to Pedagogy (P2P) program: Wes will share the latest findings and case studies on the ways teachers and leaders can engage with designing, building, and preparing to teach and learn in these new environments. Commencing in 2018, the P2P research program has worked with a small number of highly motivated teachers in a selection of Australian and New Zealand schools.

These varied contexts will not only provide opportunities to unlock massive investments being made in these schools, but also to evaluate longer-term, sustainable quality teaching practices in schools.

If you are unable to attend the webinar but would like to receive a copy of the recording, please register.

Aug 12, 2020 10:00 AM in Brisbane

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Associate Professor Wesley Imms
@The University of Melbourne
Dr Wesley Imms is a skilled educator with teaching awards spanning his primary, secondary and tertiary teaching career. He holds education degrees granted in Australia and Canada, including a research MA and a PhD in Curriculum Studies from the University of British Columbia. Dr Imms is an Associate Professor in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, is that Schools Head of Visual Art and Design Education, and its Research Domain Coordinator for Curriculum and Teaching. In addition, Dr Imms provides research leadership through his secondment to the Learning Environments Applied Research Network, an industry and academic collaboration founded by the universities faculties of Education, Architecture and Medicine. Among other research interests, Dr Imms is the: - Project Lead Investigator for the Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (ILETC) ARC Linkage Project. - Program Lead for the Plan to Pedagogy research program.
Nicholas Danicic
Education Sector Lead @DMA Engineers
Nick heads up DMA Engineers Education market sector. As a qualified electrical engineer, his experience also spans projects in the retail, commercial, aged care and industrial sectors, where he works with clients across all project phases from development application advice, design and modelling, to defect inspections post construction. Recent Education sector projects that Nick and the DMA Engineers team have worked on include Calliope State High School in Central Queensland, the Centenary Heights State High School Performing Arts Centre, Challancellor State College, St Edmunds, Caloundra Christian College, and Ambrose Treacy College.