Talking Spaces

Our annual conference brings together academic research with industry know-how to disseminate new knowledge, focus attention on emerging issues, and seed further research initiatives.

About

Now in its eighth edition, Talking Spaces has traversed a range of important issues related to the relationships between ‘teaching and learning practice and space’. Since the first event was held in 2009, Talking Spaces has tracked the development of innovative learning environments and contemporary pedagogies across Australasia.

Along the way, this unique conference has brought together academic research with industry know-how to disseminate new knowledge, focus attention on emerging issues, and seed further research initiatives. Enjoyed by school leaders, architects, teachers, government personnel, school system administrations and many others, Talking Spaces has played an important role in bringing together those passionate about creating better learning environments for both teachers and learners.

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A brief chronological history of the Talking Spaces events

28 - 29 October 2009
Talking Spaces 1

Smart Green Schools

28 - 29 October 2010
Talking Spaces 2

Dissolving Barriers

24 - 25 August 2011
Talking Spaces 3

Future Proofing Schools

3 December 2012
Talking Spaces 4

Settings of Hospital-Based Education

18 - 19 July 2013
Talking Spaces 5

Flipped Futures: Space, People, Technology, Time – New Learning Futures

6 - 7 August 2014
Talking Spaces 6

Learning Environment Evaluation: What Works?

9 - 10 February 2017
Talking Spaces 7

Intersections

22 - 23 February 2018
Talking Spaces 8

Global Perspectives on Innovative Learning Environments: Geography, Society and Practices

Past programs

Talking Spaces 2 Program
Talking Spaces 2 Program (PDF 2.8 MB)
Talking Spaces 3 Program
Talking Spaces 3 Program (PDF 1010.7 KB)
Talking Spaces 4 Program
Talking Spaces 4 Program (PDF 1.7 MB)
Talking Spaces 5 Program
Talking Spaces 5 Program (PDF 76.9 KB)
Talking Spaces 6 Program
Talking Spaces 6 Program (PDF 3.4 MB)
Talking Spaces 7 Program
Talking Spaces 7 Program (PDF 2.0 MB)

For more information on any of the past Talking Spaces events or to be involved with our next one, please contact LEaRN via talking-spaces@unimelb.edu.au