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
To evaluate how design of learning environments affects participation by students of all abilities in education and other activities in Melbourne Catholic Schools.
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.
Our research will inform MACS' decisions about how best to design school spaces to support students of all abilities.
A/Prof Ben Cleveland, University of Melbourne
Dr Scott Alterator, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
A/Prof Wesley Imms will provide periodic review.