LEaRN is a multidisciplinary forum, a portal and an international network bringing together academia and industry to research, imagine and discuss physical learning environments in school, vocational, university, medical and corporate contexts.
LEaRN is based on an understanding that the built environment critically impacts the educational experiences of teachers and learners and that applied research and design of innovative learning environments will bring community benefit.
Over the past decade, LEaRN has brought together business/ industry, teaching, research, consultancy, policy/ government and academia in dynamic partnerships. Partners contribute to setting innovative research agendas, the outcomes of which are shared across the network as research is developed for feedback, engagement and collaboration.
What we do
Link national and international expertise in physical learning environments.
Develop multidisciplinary partnerships.
Create a bridge between industry and academia.
Maximise the impact of individual endeavours.
Support new knowledge development and respect its intellectual ownership.
Inform government, media and stakeholders as a peak body of expertise.
Communicate cutting-edge research.
Rearranging the way we learn
Watch how researchers are seeking to improve the way children learn by changing the way school classrooms are structured. Proudly featured as part of the Made Possible by Melbourne campaign.
Talking Spaces 10 - October 2020
Talking Spaces 10 - User experience of learning spaces is happening on 26-27 October 2020. Registration open. Early bird discounts end 31 August 2020.
COMING SOON: Schools as Community Hubs International Conference
The Schools as Community Hubs International Conference brings together researchers in academia and industry investigating how best to plan, design, govern and manage schools to operate successfully as ‘more than a school’, to encourage the development of resilient and connected communities. More information coming soon.
Banner Image: Arnolds Creek Primary School, ClarkeHopkinsClarke. Photo by by Rhiannon Slatter.
Opportunities Image: St Mary of the Cross Primary School, Baldasso Cortese Architects. Photo by Peter Clarke.