INF536 Designing Spaces for Learning

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Duration: One session
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Awarded by: Charles Sturt University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Focused on improving learning outcomes through the manipulation of physical and virtual spaces, Designing Spaces for Learning explores strategies and theories that dictate how spaces are designed, and how these ideas continue to evolve.

Acknowledging links between space, place and pedagogies, this online unit emphasises the importance of designing learning spaces that consider questions of interoperability, usability and sustainability while balancing these aims with considerations of creative and experiential goals for the space.

Delivered online by Charles Sturt University, this unit will give you an understanding of how classrooms, libraries and educational facilities can be developed and adapted to promote pedagogical aims.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be currently undertaking one of the following courses at Charles Sturt University:

  • Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation)
  • Master of ICT in Education

Areas of study

In this information studies unit, the topics you will cover include:

  • Design theory within education contexts
  • Space as a change agent
  • Studio teaching and space design
  • Technical and physical design standards
  • Connecting physical and virtual learning spaces
  • Creative culture and makerspaces
  • Experimental spaces, fab labs and makerspaces
  • The learning commons and embedded librarianship
  • The future of learning-centred built environments

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Learning outcomes

As a core component of a Master of Education, this unit equips you with strategies and theories with direct applications in the teaching profession. This unit contributes to your professional development as a teacher within the private or public school system, educating you in how to effectively utilise space as a learning tool.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in INF536 Designing Spaces for Learning (8 points) from Charles Sturt University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.

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Financial assistance

All CSU units are full-fee paying. Students will be required to pay their tuition fees upfront, and will receive advice about payment options upon acceptance into the unit.

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One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.

You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.

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