The impact of design on student outcomes

Most schools were built between the 1950s and 1970s. The way that teachers teach and students learn has been developing since then.

We want all schools to have vibrant, well connected, physical environments that encourage and support many different types of learning.

This flexibility helps teachers equip our kids with the skills and knowledge they need.

The evidence shows that the physical design of a space can have an impact on student outcomes. It also shows that physical design and teaching practise need to be closely aligned.

Fact sheets

The following fact sheets provide a quick overview of what the research says about the link between physical design and student outcomes:

Full reports

For more information, you can read our full reports:

These documents provide a guide for principals, Boards of Trustees, teachers, and parents who are interested in creating a flexible learning space, but want to know more about what this will mean for their students.  

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