Anne Knock

Focus Area

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Anne’s research focuses on enabling the teacher to take full advantage of the opportunities of the innovative learning environment to provide deeper learning forstudents. Over the course of the project Anne will be looking at the existing evidence regarding how learning environments impact teacher mind frames and student deep learning. The research will consider how teachers and teaching-teams adapt their practice in ILEs.



Anne has worked in education for most of her professional life, starting as a primary school teacher, as well as holding positions in the non-profit sector, including state executive officer of an independent school system. From 2010 to 2008 she was Director at Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning an activity of Northern Beaches Christian School, which has been a leader in innovative school design. Anne now consults with a wide variety of schools in Australia and internationally in the areas of rethinking education, learning space design and leadership.

She holds a Masters of Special Education from the University of Sydney, with particular interest in student behaviour and how teachers can provide the optimal conditions for students to learn.

Publications, Presentations and Memberships

Presentations: Anne regularly speaks at conferences in Australia and internationally on learning space design from an international perspective. These include:

  • March 2018: Workshop co-presenter at Talking Spaces Conference, Melbourne
  • March 2017: Speaker, Future Schools Conference, Melbourne
  • March 2017: New Generation Learning Spaces, Sydney
  • September 2016: New Generation Learning Spaces, Singapore

International Study Tours: Since 2011 Anne has organised and hosted study tours for educational leaders and design professionals to UK, Europe and Scandinavia and New Zealand.

Membership: Anne is actively involved in Learning Environments Australasia (A4LE) NSW Chapter.


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