At the nexus of learning and innovation


Most of our meetings take the form of site visits and will be advertised as Events on this website. For those who wish to receive advanced email notification of site visits, workshops and other events please register as member of the Learning Spaces SIG.



6 July: An international comparative study of innovative physical learning spaces

Please join CRLI's Learning Spaces SIG in the new experimental teaching space in the Abercrombie Building for a presentation of the preliminary findings from: An international comparative study of innovative physical learning spaces.

Presented by John Augeri, co-founder and deputy director of the Paris Ile-de-France Digital University, government advisor, visiting researcher at Kyoto University and core member of both Educause, and FLEXspace learning spaces workgroups.

Initiated in 2016, the study involves 120 institutions across Europe, Canada, USA, Japan, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. The presentation will focus on informal spaces including material, operational and strategic matters.

Date: Friday 6th July 2018

Time: 10.30am to 12 noon

Venue: The Abercrombie Building, Seminar Room 2280, Darlington Ln & Abercrombie St

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Explore the alignment of space, educational theory, and practice

A number of CRLI Learning Spaces SIG members have been involved in the development of University of Sydney learning spaces at Westmead. The WECC Level 1 is an exciting project that pushes both spatial and philosophical boundaries.

Our time together will be spent exploring the different space typologies on Level 1, and getting a feel for teaching and learning in the Cabaret Theatre (pictured below) by completing a design challenge.

Hosted by Dr Stephanie Wilson and Dr Pippa Yeoman on February 8th from 10am - 12pm, The Westmead Education and Conference Centre

Using open, collaborative learning spaces well: Connecting space with learning tasks, and social interaction.

A University of Sydney Innovation Week workshop, hosted by Dr Stephanie Wilson and Dr Pippa Yeoman on Wednesday 16th August from 10am - 12pm, in The Refectory, on Level 5 of the Abercrombie Building.