Learning Environments Applied Research Network
Leading research linked with industry and government to improve learning environments
The built environment critically impacts teachers and students of all abilities in early years education, schools, universities, vocational training and professional development.
Since 2009, the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN) has brought together international experts from diverse disciplines and sectors to investigate, imagine and improve physical learning environments.
Building Connections: Schools as Community Hubs
A three-year Australian Research Council Linkage Project connecting research, policy and practice to inform better design and sharing of school infrastructure to build stronger communities.
Learning Environments and Inclusive Education
A collaboration with The MacKillop Institute investigating the relationship between inclusive education and school learning environments.
The Sophia Program
An integrated professional learning and research program funded by Sydney Catholic Schools for one year from 2022 to 2023 and led by the University of Melbourne.
Inclusive Learning Environments in Melbourne Catholic Schools
From 2021-2024, LEaRN is evaluating the impact of design of inclusive learning environments in Melbourne Catholic Schools.
Rearranging the way we learn
See how researchers are improving learning outcomes for children by changing the structure of school classrooms. Proudly featured as part of the Made Possible by Melbourne campaign.