Learning Spaces of the Future

Simulated 'Learning Spaces' classroom
Simulated 'Learning Spaces' classroom

The Faculty of Workforce Development has recently been engaged in the University's Learning Spaces of the Future project. The main objective of the project is to make education accessible for students in the outer Western suburbs using technology.

The new Learning Spaces are built with modern innovation and technology specifications and are located in Footscray Nicholson, Werribee and Melton campuses. The blended delivery model is based on modern, relevant and engaging learning content being delivered to students via WebCT, as well as face-to-face sessions conducted weekly for each subject.

The development of learning content resources will be based on content being extracted from various sources, including industry interviews, video links, iTunes and various other texts. The weekly sessions will be used to construct and apply the learning content using socio-constructivist learning approaches such as:

  • group work
  • collaboration
  • case scenarios
  • problem solving
  • group questioning activities

The project is in line with the new Strategic Plan and shows a commitment to a positive and contemporary learning experience for students.

"I would like to commend the teachers involved in the delivery of the Diploma of Business (Enterprise) for their dedication, support and enthusiasm. The teachers have worked intensely on redeveloping their curriculum and learning and teaching approaches to fit the model of informal and collaborative learning in the new Learning Space," said Teaching and Learning Manager Amanda Achterberg.

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