The Australian Science and Mathematics School (ASMS) is a purpose built government senior secondary school (Yr 10-12) located on the campus of Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. It was founded in 2003 to provide leadership for reform and innovation in science and mathematics education through curriculum development, research, and professional learning services. Over the last 10 years, the school has supported many other schools to develop innovative approaches to mathematics and science education based on the approaches developed at ASMS. The school has a number of key successes, such as the development of an open learning environment, interdisciplinary learning programs, and pedagogy that enhances the success of students in STEM learning.
- Partner in Learning Environments Applied Research Network
- Research Project partner on ARC Linkage Project, Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments.
- LEaRN partner informed projects,
- Post-occupancy evaluation of learning environments 2011-2012 (funded by LEaRN); 2012-2013 (Commissioned project, funded by the Catholic Education Office Melbourne (CEOM))
- From principles to practical application: Developing and sustaining innovative educational practices in innovative learning environments, 2012-2013.
- Staff are encouraged to contribute to research.
- OECD Innovative Learning Environments report case study of ASMS.
In 2016 staff at the ASMS are focusing on designing teaching and learning that more effectively connects to students lives and enables them to personalise their learning experiences.