Dr George Aranda
Lecturer in Science Education at Deakin University, George was formerly from an applied science and psychology background. He has been keenly interested in how learning spaces affect students within.
Learning Spaces: Innovative Learning Environments (ILEs) are about more than the physical structures where children and teachers interact. An ILE is about changing an environment where learning previously was not working. This ILE can manifest as changes in technology, physical structures, pedagogy or autonomy of students. But in the end these changes need to influence student-teacher and student-student interactions themselves and through the course of this project that seemed to be true time and time again.