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What you will learn

Gain contemporary skills and knowledge for your job now.

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 be ready to teach 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.

Examine how learning environments have evolved

Understand how learning environments have evolved over time and across global systems. Consider how governments, school leaders and practitioners define learning environments in their different contexts.

Explore teaching opportunities and challenges

Define the opportunities and challenges of teaching within innovative learning environments. Examine both the physical and experiential elements of the learning environments in your own school.

Expand your repertoire of teaching strategies and tools

Identify how innovative learning environments can extend your teaching and pedagogical practices. Prepare an action plan to implement a relevant spatial strategy or tool within your own teaching.

Attain the skills to lead others in innovative environments

Gain practical strategies and tools to support effective teaching practices in innovative learning environments, as well as the capabilities to impart your knowledge to colleagues.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academics 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.

A microcredential is a great way to link your industry knowledge and pedagogical practice and bring together people who are keen to lead innovation. The knowledge I've gained from the LEaRN network and the team at the University of Melbourne about innovative learning spaces has significantly changed my teaching.

Lisa Wilks-Beasy, Head of English, St Andrews Christian College Victoria

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 Teaching 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 Teaching in 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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