The University's vision of learning space for the 21st century is a student-centred, quality assured, seamless environment encompassing physical and virtual networks that promote engaged enquiry. To achieve this, the Office of the DVC(Education) is leading a project on learning space standards. Standards for learning and teaching space (both physical and virtual) are shaped by iterative evaluation from student, staff and faculty feedback. They are conceived of in relation to expectations of the educational function provided by the spaces and are based on best practice internationally.
The University Learning Space review and follow up investigations, subsequent annual feedback from faculties and international benchmarks with our international universities contribute to a student-centre and informed view on learning and teaching space at the University. Learning space will be developed and evaluated in relation to the feedback we receive from students, staff and faculties with reference to the international sector.
The standards for learning and teaching space aim to equity and sustainable innovation across all our faculties. In partnership with CIS and ICT, the initial draft standards are available through the links below and mark the beginning of the development of a comprehensive suite of standards which will be developed over the next eighteen months.
These standards will continue be updated through evaluation of existing facilities, particularly the state-of-the art learning hubs and learning studios arising from the TLC project, as well as our experience in our transformational projects in the Charles Perkins Centre, the Australian Institute of Nanoscience and the Abercrombie building.
Please note that the structure and documentation provided on these pages is draft and subject to variation over the 18 months while the university community provides feedback.