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Designing Stimulating Learning Environments to Boost Student Engagement

In this case study, 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, including how:Stonefields School in New Zealand has created a vision for collaborative and autonomous learning and how they are...

Funding school infrastructure: what you need know

In this article, Greg Whitby, Executive Director of Schools, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and David Buley, Chief Financial Officer, Association of Independent Schools NSW, share their take on how to overcome challenges associated with funding for new school infrastructure and the strategies which can be considered to acquire capital...

New inner Sydney high-rise school for 1200 students revealed

A new 14-storey high school will be built in inner Sydney for 1200 students as the government scrambles to meet a surge in enrolments that will require 12 new schools to be built every year.

Past Presentations

How Space and Technology can Support Future Focused Pedagogies and Deeply Engage Students in Developing Critical 21st Century Skills

In this presentation from School Design and Development 2017, Kathleen Donohoe, Director of Futures Learning at the NSW Department of Education discusses:What is the best approach to planning for learning space and who are the stakeholdersWhat are the supports and constraints for developing your desired space, how can you overcome...

Understanding the New Regulations in the School Environment and Planning Authority and how to Fasttrack the Approval Process

In this presentation from School Design and Development 2017, Kristy Chan, Principal Planning Officer at NSW Department of Planning and EnvironmentPrevious challenges addressed in the new planning and regulationsWhat procedures are required in applying for the new and existing building and council approvalsWorking on the approval process document, what is...

School Design and Post-Evaluation at Rototuna Senior High School

In this presentation from School Design & Development 2017, Natasha Hemara, Principal at Rototuna Senior High SchoolEarly stage development of projects and how they can best be managedWhat was the design thinking for the new school and how it should operate in terms of architectural designPost evaluation of the school...

Incorporating 21st Century Learning Design into New School Buildings

In this presentation from School Design & Development 2017, Sue Bennett, Principal at Bellevue Public SchoolTrialing different teaching models through action research projects;Driving a student centred approach and developing 21st skills for learning;Preparing teachers for the changing pedagogy through professional learning and changed curriculum deliveryExploring a 3D video of the...