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What you will learn

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Both the design of learning spaces and the teaching practices used within them have a profound effect on how students learn.

This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for currently practising educators in the K-12 sector who want to extend their teaching practice and improve student learning in innovative learning environments.

It's also valuable for other practitioners (including architects, educational consultants and administrators) who are seeking the skills to lead change in schools.

This course provides evidence of achievement against Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) standards.

Explore approaches to student-centred learning

Understand how both the pedagogical and design aspects of innovative learning spaces can maximise student outcomes. Examine the theoretical and practical aspects of student-centred learning as well key policy initiatives that support it.

Identify opportunities and challenges created by innovative spaces

Assess learning spaces as a pedagogical tool and the opportunities and limitations they present. Consider environments designed for direct instruction or team-based learning as well as rapidly reconfigured spaces.

Design a model learning environment

You'll be guided to model an environment that enhances a learning characteristic of a contemporary student. Working individually and in groups, you'll deepen your understanding of how to positively impact student learning within different contexts.

Gain strategies to lead others to improve student outcomes

Explore strategies to lead and guide your colleagues to develop teaching and learning practices that improve student experiences and outcomes within innovative learning environments.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Dr Marian Mahat

Associate Professor of Learning Environments

Marian researches how to improve student learning and outcomes in various educational contexts. She has over 20 years of professional and academic experience spanning several universities, the private sector and with local and federal governments. Marian's deep expertise in this field saw her appointed as Research Fellow and Research Manager for the Australian Research Council Linkage Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (ILETC) project.

Dr Wesley Imms

Associate Professor; Head of Visual Art and Design Education; co-director of LEaRN

Wesley is currently the lead Chief Investigator on two Australian Research Council Linkage Projects aimed at improving the design and use of learning environments. He is co-director of the Learning Environment Applied Research Network (LEaRN), a multidisciplinary community of scholars investigating the impact of learning spaces in different contexts.

What people are saying

Hear how Melbourne MicroCerts have helped advance careers and why these skills matter to your industry.

The Learning in Innovative Spaces MicroCert provides participants with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and become a leader in the area. I strongly urge any educators interested in finding out more about learning spaces to enrol in this MicroCert, you will walk away with a wealth of new understandings.

Sinan Kerimofski, Collegiate Principal, Leadership Institute, Department of Education Western Australia

Innovative learning environments (ILEs) are critical to supporting students' learning. It's not only about space but the way you use it and how learning can be designed to better meet the needs of all. This MicroCert unpacks some of the benefits, challenges and opportunities presented by ILEs. I'd recommend it for all educators and professionals interested in how ILEs can enhance student outcomes.

Karla Pobke, Deputy Principal, Parafield Gardens High School South Australia

More from this series

Take multiple courses to deepen your knowledge or stack towards a full degree.

The Leading Change in Learning Environments series

This series gives educators and other practitioners a strong grounding in the latest research on how the pedagogical and design aspects of innovative learning environments can be harnessed to drive better student outcomes. It provides a pathway into the Master of Education. See course details for more information.

Explore more from the Leading Change in Learning Environments series:


For individuals

To take Learning in Innovative Spaces as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

$990.00 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Learning in Innovative Spaces, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.

Pricing on request


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