LEaRN and associated researchers have been successful in attracting four Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grants since 2008. These have provided the backbone to our research program.
In addition, LEaRN has been engaged by multiple partners to address a range of research issues. Highlights of these projects are outlined below.
Translational Briefing: Footscray Learning Precinct Case Study
Commissioned research project for the Department of Education and Training, State of Victoria to prepare a Translational Brief for the Footscray Learning Precinct in 2017.
Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (ILETC)
An Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project funded for four years from 2016 to 2019 led by The University of Melbourne.
Review of Standard Entitlement Frameworks for Schools & School Site Size and Outdoor Space Requirements (including Special Schools & Special Developmental Schools)
Commissioned research project for the Department of Education and Training, State of Victoria from 2015 to 2016.
Towards Effective Learning Environments in Catholic Schools (TELE)
A collaborative research initiative between Catholic Education Melbourne (CEM) and LEaRN at the University of Melbourne for three years from 2015 to 2017.
Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments (E21LE)
An Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project funded for four years from 2013 to 2016 led by The University of Melbourne.
Hospital Corridors: the value of informal learning spaces
A partner-informed project funded by LEaRN for one year from 2013 to 2014 led by the University of Melbourne.
Future Proofing Schools
An Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project funded for three years from 2010 to 2012 led by the University of Melbourne.
Post Occupancy Evaluation of Learning Environments
A partner-informed project funded by LEaRN from 2011 to 2012 before evolving into a commissioned project funded by the Catholic Education Office Melbourne from 2012 to 2013.
Smart Green Schools
An Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project funded for three years from 2008 to 2011 led by the University of Melbourne.
Homestead Regeneration Project (SSEI Module 3 – Woodleigh School)
LEaRN commissioned project to apply the SSEI Evaluation Model (developed by researchers in the faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning) at two 'homesteads' at the Woodleigh School in 2013.
The Influence of Hospital Education Spaces on the Pedagogical Activities of Medical Students and Educators
LEaRN Commissioned Project funded by the University of Melbourne (Learning and Teaching Initiatives Grant) for one year from 2011 to 2012.
From principles to practical application: Developing and sustaining innovative educational practices in innovative learning environments
A partner-informed project funded for one year from 2012 to 2013 by LEaRN to understand how schools and universities might better align practice and space.
Banner: St Mary of the Cross Primary School, Baldasso Cortese. Photo by Peter Clarke.