Transitions 18

What is Transitions?

A trans disciplinary, research symposium focusing on innovative learning environments in schools and higher education.  Transitions 2017 opened the door to an international conversation about realizing the potential of innovative learning spaces, Transitions18 is continuing the conversation. Background on this event is here.

Submit a presentation for USA and Denmark (Melb now closed)

Day One  will showcase research being done at this moment by selected PhD students across your region. During a full day of dynamic discussion, 12 presentations, with associated panel discussions led by leaders in the field, will explore the theme: What are teachers doing (well) when transitioning from traditional to innovative learning environments?

Day Two (USA & Denmark only) will interrogate a group of learning environment research projects being conducted in your area. These have been selected by a panel of experts to represent a snapshot of evidence being collated on the impact of innovative teaching spaces, with a particular focus on how we are (or should be) maximizing teachers’ use of innovative learning environments.

TRANSITIONS 18 will explore:

What are teachers doing (well) when transitioning from traditional classrooms to innovative learning

  1. What strategies are teachers using that are working in ILEs?
  2. How do teachers adjust to changes in learning spaces?
  3. How might we enable people, practice, and place when transitioning from traditional classrooms to innovative learning environments?
  4. What examples are there of effective learning environments in schools?
  5. What are the challenges for teachers/students in adapting to new spaces?


These are events are organised with our project partners Ecophon Saint-Gobain and Steelcase Education. 



We also acknowledge the support of DLR Group and Agua Fria School District and Canyon View High School.