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.


This three-year project is a collaboration with long-term research partners,  Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS).

Detailed project outline

  • Objectives

    To evaluate how design of learning environments affects participation by students of all abilities in education and other activities in Melbourne Catholic Schools.

  • Outcomes

    Initially, we will investigate the processes of designing new/refurbished, inclusive facilities in three mainstream Catholic schools. We will then assess how well these facilities support students with disabilities and special educational needs to participate in learning and school life.

  • Impact

    Our research will inform MACS' decisions about how best to design school spaces to support students of all abilities.


Project co-leads:

A/Prof Ben Cleveland, University of Melbourne

Dr Scott Alterator, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

A/Prof Wesley Imms will provide periodic review.