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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 and school leaders in the K-12 sector who want to understand how teachers and students transition into 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.

Consider the physical aspects of learning environments

Gain a deeper understanding of the physical and design aspects of learning environments, including spatial typologies of design, pedagogy, acoustics, digital technology and furniture.

Examine successful transitions to new environments

Investigate the elements within a school ecosystem that can support teachers to successfully transition into innovative learning environments. Analyse characteristics of successful transitions and the role of leadership and change management in this process.

Develop a transition strategy to lead colleagues

Gain the capability to lead colleagues to adopt effective teaching practices within innovative learning environments. Develop the strategy to lead your school's transition and evaluate the impact it has on the broader school ecosystem.

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.

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.

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For individuals

To take Schools' Transition to 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 Schools' Transition to Innovative Spaces, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.

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