21st Century Learning Facilities

Students and teachers at Essendon Keilor College's Niddrie Campus are reaping the benefits of an investment in 21st century learning facilities.

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Students and teachers at Essendon Keilor College's Niddrie Campus are reaping the benefits of an investment in 21st century learning facilities.

Principal David Adamson says the $12 million development has "absolutely" improved teaching and learning. "It's made a big difference because it’s purpose-built," he says.

Adamson and his team worked closely with Haskell Architects to design a building specifically for teaching the middle years curriculum. "It's got flexible spaces that we can open up for larger groups of students, or we can close them off for use as normal classrooms. It was designed to cater for a range of teaching and learning techniques," says Adamson.

The focus on STEM is also evident, with various technology tricks and resources to keep the building relevant.

"We wanted to design a building that would be there in another 30 years and would be usable for new teaching practices in the next 10-20 years," Adamson says.

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