Flexible Learning Space by Design (online)


Flexible learning spaces can support contemporary learning and teaching, which builds the skills and capabilities students will need to thrive in a complex and dynamic future.

This course engages participants in self-directed activities modelled on the design thinking process of Stanford University’s d.school. They will work through a series of modules focused on the design, prototyping and evaluation of flexible learning spaces, and design their own space using an online project plan. Workbooks are submitted via MyPL for feedback from a SLEC advisor.

Learning activities are highly contextualised to each participant’s school, and participants are required to design a real space in their school that meets an identified school need.

This course is ideal for teachers and/or leaders from existing, refurbished or new schools. Participants must have a space for redesign in mind and use dimensions of the space along with budgetary or other guidelines to inform their design.

Time 5 hours and 30 minutes
Delivery mode Online (self-paced)
Audience K-12 teachers
Prior knowledge No prior knowledge required
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Participants will:

  • review current research on contemporary learning and teaching;
  • explore the eight learning modes (NSW Department of Education) and how flexible learning spaces can enable agile transitions between modes;
  • design a learning space that meets the unique needs of their school;
  • prototype a learning space and develop evaluation strategies to measure the impact of the space on student engagement and learning outcome; and
  • use digital tools to develop a complete project plan.

'Flexible learning space by design (online)' is currently classified as 'Elective PL' by NESA. It was designed to address standards 3.3.2, 4.1.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

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