Breaking down the walls

Bringing schools into the 21st century through flexible, innovative spaces

Education is universally recognised as a pillar for both economic and social growth in any society. Government spending on education in Australia reflects our priority of investing in the future of this country, allowing for economic advancement as well as productivity and social wellbeing for the individual and society as a whole.

In an age where teaching practice and technology have changed and developed faster than ever before, the question of whether or not our learning environments are supporting or hindering our educational processes has never been more pertinent.

We are in a time where it is more important than ever to be equipping children with the technological abilities and higher-order thinking that will be essential for future occupations and keeping Australia economically competitive in the global market.

Factors impacting children's learning environment

“We shape our buildings and afterwards, our buildings shape us.”

Winston Churchill

If teaching practice and technology integration have changed the way our children learn, then why do the classrooms look the same as they did 30 years ago?

‘Breaking down the walls’ explores the following key areas that need to be addressed to bring our schools into the 21st Century:

  • Australia’s investment in education - is it yielding results?
  • The impact of an innovative and flexible classroom environment on children’s learning
  • The role of funding to create innovative, creative, learning spaces
  • How schools enable positive community outcomes.

Contact us

Amy Brown
Partner, Infrastructure & Urban Renewal, PwC Australia
Tel: +61 2 8266 1833

Clara Cutajar
Partner, Infrastructure and Urban Renewal Leader, PwC Australia
Tel: +61 2 8266 3497

Sara Caplan
Partner, PwC Australia
Tel: +61 2 8266 3882

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