Learning Spaces for the Future
UNSW Learning Environments is responsible for the strategic planning, design, and delivery of world-class learning and teaching environments at UNSW. We work in partnership with the UNSW community to enable a seamless and integrated learning experience in both the physical and digital space.
We sit within the portfolio of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education), and we contribute to the delivery of the UNSW Scientia Educational Experience.
Our team is focused on three key areas:
- Providing flexible, future-focused learning spaces that are responsive to UNSW’s current and future needs
- Integrating physical and digital spaces using the best learning technologies available
- Building a collaborative community that shares and showcases good teaching practice, which effectively uses the physical and digital spaces
We’re responsible for the strategic design and implementation of interactive, dynamic and digitally connected learning environments that facilitate new modes of formal and informal education. By integrating digital technologies with our physical spaces, we enable a seamless engagement with the learning process.
We respond to changes in the global education sector, where the rapid growth of technology is creating exciting opportunities for innovation. Active learning and student-centred education is increasingly replacing ‘chalk and talk.’ In addition to the changes in the classroom, active and blended learning across the physical and digital spaces is the way we are heading in our teaching approach.
Learning Environments is dedicated to working with the UNSW community to enhance the educational experience by continuously improving the use of innovative educational technologies and the physical learning space.
Our Design Principles
Our four design principles were created in partnership with students and staff to ensure we respond to the learning and teaching needs at UNSW. Our physical and digital learning spaces support the UNSW Scientia Education Model and align with the UNSW 2025 Strategy.
Our design principles are underpinned by sustainability, standards and performance. We want to ensure that all learning spaces and relevant support services are created and maintained in a way that is financially, environmentally and socially responsible. All our learning spaces are regularly monitored, maintained and evaluated based on patterns of usage and user satisfaction.