One journey, many pathways

2-4th October

The University of Melbourne, Australia.

In 2019 Transitions will be a 3 day event in Melbourne focusing on the journey schools and teachers make as they reimagine and redevelop their learning spaces. 

Transitions 19 begins with a proposition – research is showing innovative learning environments (ILEs) are not a magic cure, but evidence is mounting that they constitute a powerful tool that – if used well – improves student educational experiences. We can now say schools (and teachers) navigate a transformative journey as they reimagine their learning spaces.

  • What is involved in making the journey from traditional to innovative learning environments?
  • What is the latest research telling us about how teachers can be supported on this journey?


Registration is now open and will close 2 weeks prior to the event or when sold out.  Full details are here. 


The program outline is available here and will be updated regularly as speakers are confirmed. 


Transitions will be held at the University of Melbourne’s Woodward Centre on 10th floor, Melbourne Law (Building 106), 185 Pelham St, Carlton  Map location.

What is Transitions 19?

Transitions events have been held in Australia, North America and Europe by the ILETC project team in 2017 and 2018. These events have provided a forum for researchers from across a range of disciplines in education and design share their findings, engage in discussion with practitioners and inform the work of the ILETC project.

Transitions19 will be a working conference with participants actively involved in discussion and workshops. 2019 is the third and penultimate year of the ILETC project and findings are emerging that will guide improved spatial-educative practices in schools. Workshops will provide a deeper understanding of ILETC findings and test if ILETCs resources and tools have currency across all aspects of learning environment use. 

Visiting Melbourne 

There are many accommodation options close to the University and the city centre.  Due to the wide availability we have not organised a conference rate, but suggest these hotels as affordable and convenient locations. 

October is the perfect time of year to visit Melbourne.  Our city offers visitors the chance to experience Australia’s diverse cultures, beautiful natural environments, food, art, live music, shopping, sport and coffee! In early October it is spring, the days are getting warmer, but it can be a little wet or windy too – we sometimes have four seasons in one day. Melbourne was voted the world’s most liveable city for 7 consecutive years (until we came second to Vienna in 2018).  Here’s why.

There is so much to do in Melbourne and close by , we hope you can plan to stay a few extra days to explore. 

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