Report

Future Proofing Schools The Phase 1 Research Compilation

C Newton, S Backhouse, K Fisher, L Gan, M Grose, D Hes, P Howard, T Kvan, J Monie, S Wilks, C Newton

Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne | Published : 2011

Abstract

Future Proofing Schools is an Australian Research Council funded research project that is working with six education departments across Australia and other Industry Partners to re-vitalise ‘relocatable classrooms’ as 21st century learning spaces. Our research suggests that we have an unprecedented opportunity to benefit from a range of ‘tipping points’ in sustainable school design, 21st century pedagogies and emergent technologies in manufacturing that will allow us to transform the notion of the relocatable classroom.