Expanding and developing schools and classroom space remains a high priority for state government across Australia. Persistent population growth is placing ever great strain on already struggling education Infrastructure, thus placing pressure on successive governments to invest in school building projects, ensuring sufficient school spaces are available now and for following generations.
Governments continue to commit to record spending across the sector. 2017/18 budgets pledged record funding to the sector; Victoria has dedicated over $500m for the construction, planning an upgrading of schools, Queensland designated nearly $1bn to infrastructure projects, whilst NSW set aside $4.2bn over four years, with an estimated 32,000 classrooms to be built.
As pedagogy continues to advance, so does what teachers want and students need from classrooms. Researchers persist in search of the holy-grail in teaching practice and architects pursue innovative solutions to allow students to flourish in their learning environments. Increased population growth and demand for student spaces ensure that continued investment into the education sector is imperative. But, the aforementioned continuously changing approaches to teaching and classroom spaces ensure that the emphasis on planning and designing innovative classrooms is as imperative as ever; allowing student success and teaching excellence to thrive.
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