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