Assessing new learning spaces: learning, governance and outcomes

  • Seddon, Teresa (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Billett, Stephen (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Clemans, Allie (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Supporting learning amongst 'at risk' individuals is an urgent global challenge, given changes in work and society. New learning spaces are emerging in response. They target the 30% of Australians not served by traditional education and training. New learning spaces are based in social partnerships. They offer distinctive learning relationships, and scope for localised governance and decision-making. They promise enhanced life chances for individuals and improved community-building. This project will (1) build theory to understand new learning spaces; (2) document how they reshape learning relations and practices; and (3) assess claims that they improve learning, governance and outcomes.
Effective start/end date1/01/0423/02/06


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$160,000.00
  • Monash University