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    OUT2 0 1 4 C O N F E R E N C E

    e d u c a t o r s a r c h i t e c t s l e a r n e r s t o g e t h e r

    COUNCIL OF EDUCATIONAL FACIL ITY PLANNERS INTERNATIONAL (CEFPI )

    ADELAIDE OVALADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    SUNDAY 25 - WEDNESDAY 28 MAY 2014

  • Site Tour and Other Sponsors

    Welcome Reception

    COUNCIL OF EDUCATIONAL FACILITY PLANNERS INTERNATIONAL (CEFPI)

    2014 CONFERENCE

    CONTENTS p5 Message from the CEFPI Australasia Chairp7 Welcome from the Conference Chairp8 What you need to know about the Conference p9 Keynote Presentationsp10 MayfieldProject2014p12 Curatorsp14 Sub-ThemePresentersp16 Programp18 Sub-Themesp33 Whistle Stop Toursp34 PreandPostConferenceOpportunitiesp34 SocialFunctionsp34 MadMarchinMayp35 General Information

    SPONSORS

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  • PLATINUM - Major Sponsors

    MAJOR NETWORKING CEFPI AWARDS - Major Sponsor

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    “Introducing the B1 – a chair

    that moves with the body. Unlike any other

    chair, the B1’s double cantilever enables the body

    to shift forward and backward by flexing with the rhythm of

    the body.” Tony Rogers, Director Woods Furniture

    A NEW SHIFT IN THINKING

    Open UpShift Forward Lean Back

    Movement + Oxygen = Open Mind

    Woods Furniture Educational Furniture Specialists www.woodsfurniture.com.au • 1800 004 555

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  • OurvenueoftheAdelaideOvalinitsnewlyconfiguredformpromises to be a fabulous meeting place for both education and social interaction, as do the beautiful gardens and city beyond.

    Havingattendedthelast12conferences,Icanrecommendattending to members of CEFPI and any recent converts. These conferences get better each time we have them.

    The connections, knowledge and friendships experienced byregularsjustkeepsurprisingus.

    PleasejoinuseitherforafirstforayintoCEFPIortocontinueaproductiveandenjoyableinvestigationofthelatestintheplanning and design of Australasian schools.

    Howzat!

    Mark Trotter Chair CEFPI Australasia

    Dear Colleagues,

    2014lookstobeanexcitingyear.

    It seems that the dramas of the Global Financial Crisis period are abating and a new government has new agendas to pursue, particularly in the education space.

    This brings with it both challenges and opportunities.

    IinviteyoutojoinwithyourcolleaguesinAdelaideatour14thRegionalconferencetocontributetowhat’snextin the Australasian Education building experience.

    It will be 8 years since our last conference in South Australia, and those of you who were there last time will remember howenjoyableandinformativethateventwas.ThoseSouthAustralians are such a quirky bunch! With fringes, food and vineyards galore SA always brings its own signature to our annual conference.

    Afterthe2013Aucklandconferencetestedustothinkabout“Disruption” in education, let alone the natural environment, Adelaide is here to test our thinking once again, this time with 3 concurrent themes, including a novel and new approach to site visits and social events.

    MESSAGE FROM

    THE CEFPI AUSTRALASIA

    CHAIR

    COUNCIL OF EDUCATIONAL FACILITY PLANNERS INTERNATIONAL (CEFPI)

    2014 CONFERENCE

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    “Introducing the B1 – a chair

    that moves with the body. Unlike any other

    chair, the B1’s double cantilever enables the body

    to shift forward and backward by flexing with the rhythm of

    the body.” Tony Rogers, Director Woods Furniture

    A NEW SHIFT IN THINKING

    Open UpShift Forward Lean Back

    Movement + Oxygen = Open Mind

    Woods Furniture Educational Furniture Specialists www.woodsfurniture.com.au • 1800 004 555

    WOOD_6182 B1 Ad - Landscape FINAL.indd 1 25/11/13 4:07 PM

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  • IinviteyoutojoinusinMay2014fortheCEFPIRegionalconference in the heart of Adelaide.

    This is not only the second CEFPI conference in Adelaide, butthelatestinasuccessionofmajoreducationfacilitiesconferences that started with the LETA series of conferences, thefirstofwhichwastwentyyearsagoandthelargestofwhichincludedthebirthofCEFPIinAustraliain2000.

    But even those of you who thought you knew Colonel Light’splannedcitywillbetreatedtoastimulatinglydifferentexperience,whichwillincludethecity’snewpublicfaceaswellaninsiders’viewofmanyofitssecrets.

    Our conference base, on the banks of the Torrens, is the transformedAdelaideOvalwhichinMay2014willhavebeencompleteforjusttwomonths.Insteadofthedarkspacesyouusuallyexpectinconferencecentres,thisyear’smainvenuebrings the outside in. It looks north to the Oval and its famous northern end cathedral backdrop and to the south looks over theTorrensRiverandthecity’smainfestivalvenuescentredaround Elder Park. The Oval is linked back to the city via a new pedestrian bridge which will take you through to North Terrace,thecity’sciviccentrepiece,andwhichinaddition to the conference hotels and two universities includes the majorSouthAustralianculturalinstitutionsgroupedalong a internationally acclaimed pedestrian boulevard.

    With this abundance of great public facilities close at hand including several exceptional schools and early learning facilities, the conference will make good use of its CBD location as well as taking you to some outstanding sites furtherafield.

    In the spirit of “having a go”, which at the last conference in Adelaidein2006gavebirthtotheMayfieldProject,thankstotheenergyandenthusiasmofthelateDrJohnMayfield, ourthemefor2014is“InsideOut/UpsideDown”.

    The concept of our theme is to look at educational facilities from different points of view and to create a different sort of conference that engages delegates as learners in some of the ways we strive to promote in the facilities we are creating for new generations of learners.

    The2014programhasbeenputtogetherwiththehelpofprominent educators, who have been engaged as curators for the program. We also have two keynote speakers who are successfully challenging orthodox educational thinking. A feature of the program is linking the popular site visit program with the themes pursued by the curators so that site visits are about exploring new ideas and then seeing them inpractice.Also,throughtheMayfieldProject,teamsfromacross the country will share their explorations of our themes.

    Aftereachday’scoreprogramwehavescheduleda late afternoon “Fringe” where delegates can share ideas, successes and even failures, as well as meet our sponsors and view their products in a relaxed atmosphere with short presentationsandsomebusker-styleentertainment.

    We also have scheduled an open event that gives the public the opportunity to engage with CEFPI and our regional awards program.

    Evenings will be focused on getting together with informal networkingcelebratingSouthAustralia’srenownedfoodandwine,theregionalawardsandtheuniquevenue.Our2014Conference is an event not to be missed. The CEFPI benchmarkisalreadyhighbutweareconfident2014 will take it even higher.

    Andrew GehlingChair Conference Committee

    WELCOME FROM THE

    CONFERENCECHAIR

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  • WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

    StructureThe conference is constructed as a learning event where we will be challenged with provocations on Monday and Tuesday mornings from which we can explore our individual and collective responses in interactive discussion sessions and on the site visits.

    Therewillbethreesub-themesrunningthroughtheconference, which give the opportunity to follow through a particular strand. The site visits have been chosen to allow further exploration and discussion of the conversations. Delegates are encouraged to continue with a particular sub-themeoverthecourseofeachdaytogetthemostbenefitfromthestructure.

    Most Monday parallel sessions and site visits will be repeated on Tuesday, allowing delegates to follow different strands ofthesub-themeortomixandmatchbetweensub-themesacross the conference as desired.

    Keynote PresentationsPresentations at the beginning of Monday and Tuesday will challenge us with provocations to explore over the course of the day in the subsequent parallel sessions and on the site visits.

    ThemeINSIDE-OUT/UPSIDE-DOWNandJOINED-UPencouragesustoexplorenon-conventionalthinkingandnon-traditionalactions.

    It starts with the understanding that children are citizens from birthandthattheycanbeco-constructorsoftheirlearninginasupportive learning community, of which the traditional school environment is only one part. It challenges us to consider inverting power structures in education and facility planning. Since2003aThinkersinResidenceprogramhasbroughtdiverse expertise to Adelaide to generate new thinking and provokechangeonawiderangeofissues.Asignificantnumberofthese‘thinkers’haveaddressedhealth,well-being,education and early childhood issues. Professor Carla Rinaldi, an international author, researcher, consultant and speaker particularly in the Reggio Emilia approach to education, was oneofthemostrecentresidenciesin2012.TheinfluenceofProfessorRinaldi’sresidencyhasbeenfeltacrossalleducation sectors and already there have been new research projectsandprototypefacilitiesdeveloped.

    The Conference has taken up the provocations presented by these’thinkers’toexamineourbeliefsaboutchildren,theirlearningandtheirwell-beingandfurthertochallengeourideas about the appropriate structures, organisation and environments for education and care.

    FringeThe fringe takes its cues from traditional festival fringes providing exposure to a range of short presentations, story-telling,musicandfunstuffshowcasingsuccessstoriesand experiences; also including student involvement.

    Site VisitsSite visits generally will be more than a walk around the latest educational buildings. They are designed to provide practical examples of the ideas being explored and as a stimulus to continue the conversations and learning. Please note that site visits depart at varying times. Please ensure that you are clear of the departure times of the site visits in your chosen strands.

    On Monday and Tuesday there will be a “Whistle Stop Tour” for those who prefer to have a brief overview of a range of new and redeveloped learning facilities.

    CEFPI Awards This year we will celebrate the Regional Awards Program in new ways.

    On Sunday, at the opening event of the conference, we invite thepublictojoindelegatesinaPeople’sChoiceeventwhereweshowcaseaspeciallyselectedgroupofour2014awardentriestoliveaudienceandaskthemtochooseaPeople’sChoicewinnerfor2014.Thatwilladdsomeextrazesttotheconversation at the Meet and Greet buffet dinner afterwards.

    On Monday evening, the Awards Jury will present the results oftheirjudginginalltheawardscategoriesatacocktailevent at the National Wine Centre.

    During the conference the Fringe will also include opportunities to get the low down on Awards entries on a one to one basis.

    And of course winners, losers, fans, critics and innocent bystanders will have the opportunity to let their hair down together at “Mad March in May” on Tuesday night.

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  • Role of Place and Space in Entitlement and Engagement at Mark Oliphant College

    Lynne Symons, Principal, Mark Oliphant College, Birth – 12, SA

    Lynne Symons has been a principal for over twenty years. She has been the principal of a special school, the behaviour management school for South Australia, a metropolitan secondaryschool,R-12schoolandgirls’school.Since2010she has been the foundation principal of Mark Oliphant CollegeB-12.In2012LynnewontheSAPublicTeachingAwards–InspirationalLeaderoftheYear.In2013shewasawarded the Public Service Medal for Education for her work in disadvantaged schools.

    Abstract: Mark Oliphant College Birth – 12 is the first purpose built facility in South Australia combining care, preschool, junior primary, primary and secondary education. The college has four discrete sub-schools – Early Years, Primary Years, Middle Years and Senior Years. Innovation is a cornerstone of the college as we live our “motto” that “The Future is Now”. MOC has seen an enormous increase in entitlement and engagement through effectively creating innovative space and place for our children and young people be it physical, digital, virtual or curriculum space.

    The Science of Learning: How Neuroscience Might (and might not) Provide Insights into Learning

    Professor Martin Westwell, Strategic Professor in the Science of Learning, Flinders University, SA

    MartinisFlindersUniversity’sStrategicProfessorintheScience of Learning and inaugural Director of the Flinders CentreforScienceEducationinthe21stCentury.Heisa Chief Investigator in the national Science of Learning Research Centre (an ARC Special Research Initiative) thatbeganworkin2013.

    After completing his degree and PhD at Cambridge University, Martin moved to Oxford University as a Research Fellow in biological chemistry. A winding career path returned himtoOxfordUniversityin2005astheDeputyDirectorofthe Institute for the Future of the Mind. Martin has won a numberofawardsforengagingnon-scientistswithscienceincluding, in 1999, being named by The Times newspaper as the Scientist of the New Century.

    Abstract: Neuroscience and the cognitive sciences continue to provide insights into learning processes and how characteristics of the environment influence the ways in which young people think, learn and behave. Unfortunately, misunderstanding and over-interpretation has led to a range of prevalent “neuromyths” that still influence education design and implementation. What really makes for an effective learner and effective learning and what can we do to support both? What are the key ideas from today’s science of learning and how might they inform our decision-making?

    KEYNOTEPRESENTATIONS

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  • Fourstate-basedteamsofyoungand‘youngatheart’educators and designers of human space have undertaken fieldresearch,observationsanddesigntestingrelatedto the conference themes.

    EachteamformedinMay2013isledbyastate-basedfacilitator under a national coordinator. The teams will present their work and release a publication of the material including ahistoryoftheMayfieldProject.

    Team WA for the INSIDE OUT theme will examine ‘EverythingisLearning’.TheCaseStudyisFremantleas a Neighbourhood of Learning. This will be presented by Dani Martin.

    Team NSW for the JOINED UP theme will examine ‘Relationships’inthecontextofcontemporarylearning.Theyarekeentofindsolutionsandmethodstoovercomeobstacles. This will be presented by Felicity Lewis.

    TeamVIC/NZfortheINSIDEOUTthemeand‘EverythingisLearning’willexaminethefunctionalityofschoolsandcitiesthrough‘Porosity’.ThiswillbepresentedbyDrBenCleveland.

    Team SA for the JOINED UP theme will examine ‘Relationships’inparticularspatialliteracy.Doestheenvironment in which we learn impact on how we learn? This will be presented by Peter Moeck.

    MAYFIELD PROJECT

    2014 Peter Moeck is Director of Peter Moeck Architect and a Consulting Architect with Flightpath Architects in SA. Peter believes that successful architecture is for and about people, respondingtocontextandreflectingaconnectionwithplace.

    Heenjoysworkingcollaborativelywithclientsand like-mindededucationanddesignprofessionals.

    Peter is Chair of CEFPI SA Chapter and national facilitator oftheMayfieldProject2014.

    He is passionate about research and development of learning environments to create spaces that lift the human spirit, are easy to use, functional, practical and fun. Go to: moeckarchitect.com.au

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  • Dani Martin is an Associate Director of EIW Architects, WA.Over the past fourteen years with EIW Architects, Dani has broadened her knowledge in the design of educational facilities and been involved with the promotion of architectural discourse in Perth through organisational roles with the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI), the Australian Institute of Architects (through the WA Young Architects Committee MERGE) and the National Association ofWomeninConstruction(NAWIC).Sheisalsoaco-leaderof the WA Chapter of the international charity Room to Read.

    Danihasakeeninterestinlow-costenvironmentallysensitivedesignsolutions,utilisingcommon-sensesolardesign principles in educational buildings. A strong desire to continue learning has led Dani to participate in a number of research programs, including the CEFPI Young Professionals Projectin2006,andthe2010,2012and2014MayfieldProjects.

    Felicity Lewis is a Registered Architect who has specialised in educational design for the past 15 years. She is a founding Director of Studio GL, a multidisciplinary practice with a focus on the synergies possible Architects and Urban Designers work collaboratively. She is also currently working with Gran Associates Australia on a regional TAFE upgrade.

    Felicity has been an examiner with the NSW Architects RegistrationBoardforoverfiveyearsandservesasSecretary on the CEFPI NSW Chapter Board.

    Involvementinthe2014MayfieldProjectwasanaturalprogression of her interest in promoting and supporting youngprofessionalsinArchitectureandrelatedfields.

    Ben Cleveland is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. He works with the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN), which brings together Australian and international educational bodies, designers, government agencies and professional groups to foster research into the relationships between pedagogy and space in all educational environments. Ben also lectures in the ‘InnovativeSpacesandPedagogy’and‘PhysicalLearningSpaces:EffectingPedagogicChangeinSchools’MastersSubjects.Heisaformerprimaryandsecondaryschoolteacher. Ben is Chair Elect for the Victorian Chapter of CEFPIandthefacilitatorfortheVictorian/NZ2014 MayfieldProject.

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  • Upside-downTina Adamo, Early Childhood Advisor, Catholic Education South Australia

    Tina has specialised in early childhood, special education and educational leadership for more than 30 years.

    Recently, Tina was one of two Catalysts for the Carla Rinaldi Re-ImaginingChildhood,ThinkerinResidenceProgram. Her interest in the Reggio Emilia Educational Approach spans over 15 years and is important to her because it offers a systemic and ecological approach to learning for all in a way that holds learning and wellbeing in close relationship and is a lived example of holistic education.If we believe that all children are intelligent, unpredictable and different from each other in the ways they learn and think, then we must create conditionsforlearningthatfacilitatechildren’sdifferentwaysof being and their different powers of thinking and creativity.

    CURATORSThethreesub-themeswillenableustoexplore, analyse and debate particular strands in detail.

    CuratorsEachsub-themehasacuratorwhohasguidedthe

    development of the program content, will provide an introductiontothesub-themeeachdayandwilldrawthe

    threads together at the end of the conference.

    Thecuratorsforthethreesub-themesare:

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    Inside-outPam Ronan, Principal, St Francis de Sales College, Mt Barker, SA

    Pamwillexplorehowre-imagininglearninginvirtualandactual environments needs to have the student at the centre. Thisthemewillprovokesomeofthesignificantchallengesforcreatinglearningspacesthatcanbere-contextualisedfor different audiences, purposes and contexts. The Inside-Outthemeexploresapproachestospatialthinkingand educational imaginings that use themed spaces, differentiated by portable collages of internal and external settings, furnishings and décor. We will investigate the inter-relationshipsbetweenformalandinformaluseofspaces, and how these can have a positive effect on education,well-beingandcommunitydevelopment.

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  • CURATORSSusan Kreig, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Early Childhood, School of Education, Flinders University, SA

    Susan is Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the Early Childhood programs at Flinders University. Prior to her2006FlindersappointmentSusanworkedatEdithCowanUniversity(2000-2006)leadingthedevelopmentofaBachelorofEducationspecificallydesignedtodevelopcontinuitybetweentheearlyandprimaryyears.Susan’sexperienceincludes teaching and leadership at local, state and national levels in her work as a District Coordinator, School Principal, Curriculum Manager and President of the Junior Primary Principals’AssociationofSouthAustralia.HerworkasSchoolPrincipal in a large suburban integrated early childhood program has been researched and documented in research reportsincluding‘100ChildrenGotoSchool’(1998,Hilletal).Her educational leadership, research and teaching within the universitycontextfocusonsocialjusticeandrepositioningchildren in the learning process as a way of achieving more equitable outcomes in early childhood education.

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    Joined-upJulia Atkin, Education and Learning Consultant, Learning by Design, Harden, NSW

    Julia’sprofessionalworkfocusesontransformingallfacetsof education from the industrial era to the knowledge era and thelearningdemandsandopportunitiesof21C.Thisshiftinvolvesmorethanbuildinga‘fastercaterpillar’–itdemandscareful redesign of all aspects of education – pedagogy, curriculum, learning spaces, resource provision and the place of education in building both local and global collaborative communities.Julia’sworkwitheducationalleaders,teachers,and students has earned her many education awards includingtheSirHaroldWyndhamMedal–2000andbeingnamedbyTheBulletinasoneofAustralia’sSmart100–alistofonehundredpeople,tenintenfields,makingadifference to Australian society through innovation. In recent years she has been involved, with Hayball and GrayPuksand Architects, in the collaborative design of many award winning educational facilities and has contributed to OECD work on effective learning environments.

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  • Pam RonanPam is currently Principal of St Francis de SalesCollege,anR-12CatholicCollegeat Mount Barker, in the Adelaide Hills, and also a member of the SACE Board of South Australia. With over 35 years of working in the school, TAFE and University sectors in South Australia, Pam is also a recipient of the Mary MacKillop Medal from the Australian College of Education for outstanding contributions to rural education. Pam has a keen interest in how communities shape the vision, strategies and relationships that enable young people andfamiliestoflourish,andbesustained by their community.

    Ana Sala-Oviedo and Emma MarshallAna is an architect and Emma is an educator, both working as educational planners with New Learning Environments | Rubida Research. Both share a passion about learning and education.

    Their principal drive is to improve learning experiences and outcomes for all through the creation of new learning environments, which requires us to continually question what ‘learning’meansinthe21stcenturyandwhatarethekeyfactorsthatwillinfluencethesuccessforeachinstitution’slearningaspirations.

    With experience in both the architectural design of educational institutions and educational theory Ana and Emma have been able to facilitate meaningful dialogue between the learning community and design professionals.

    Actingasachangeagents,AnaandEmmahaveusedresearchandevidence-baseddesign principles to engage with whole organisational change in which the success of new campuses, new spaces, new curriculum, new delivery methods and new use of technology all rely on an associated cultural change. A recent focus has been equipping the learning community with the tools and vocabulary to achieve this independently by training principals, aspiring leaders and teachers to align their spaces to their strategic, cultural and educational aspirations with the use of space, furniture and technology among other things.

    Ana, a member of the CEFPI SA Chapter, is currently undertaking her PhD through MelbourneUniversityaspartofthe2013-2016ARCLinkageProjectE21LE–Evaluating21stCenturyLearningEnvironments.Herfocusison‘EvaluationofLearningEnvironments to Determine their Effectiveness in Supporting Contemporary Practice for the Development of21stCenturySkills.’Thisresearchallowshertostronglylinkherpracticewiththe theories that underpin it.

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  • John HeldJohn is Director of Russell & Yelland ArchitectsinAdelaide.Hehasalong-standing interest in educational design with projectsrangingfromchildcarecentresthroughtomajoruniversityprojects.

    John’sinterestintherelationshipbetweenlifelong learning and the community was further sparked through his involvement in the planning of the Stage 1 of Mawson Lakes School and The Mawson Centre, ajointprojectofUniSA,DECSandtheLand Management Corporation which provides university, school and community facilities in the same building.

    Morerecently,hisinvolvementinprojectssuch as Galilee Catholic Learning Community has gained international recognition because of the close alignment oftheschool’seducationalprinciplesandthedesign of the buildings and site. He was also involved in the recent planning study for an Early Childhood Centre for Innovation, which included input from a number of state andnon-governmentprovidersandSAThinker in Residence Carla Rinaldi from Reggio Children in Italy.

    Lisa BurmanLisa Burman is an experienced teacher and school leader. She currently works as a Pedagogical Consultant in Australia, supporting educators and leaders in prior-to-schoolandprimarysettingstodevelop site wide plans for pedagogical change.Lisa’sinterestsincludeearlychildhood education and care, embedding and contextualizing the principles of the ReggioEmiliaeducationalprojectwithinlearning environments, playful learning, literacy learning, inquiry and strengthening children’sconnectionstonature.Sheispassionate about pedagogies that see all children as capable and competent learners who are skilled in researching andconstructingmeaning.Herfirstbookis entitled, “Are You Listening? Fostering Conversations that Help Young Children Learn” (Redleaf Press). In demand for workshops, keynotes and conferences, Lisa’sfavouriteworkremainswhenshe isside-by-sidewithchildrenand educators in their learning settings.

    Jodie Higgins, Kerri Gould and Paul JohnsonThe session will be presented by three educators who have been exploring how young children perceive and use space to create meaning. Jodie Higgins is the current principal of Galilee Catholic School and is passionate about leading educators to provide environments and opportunities that engage and inspire children. Paul Johnson isGalilee’seco-literacyteacherandapart-time PhD candidate whose research focuses onrelationsbetweenchildren’slearningand physical environments. Kerri Gould is a founding teacher at Galilee and an early years educator who animates spaces and places where children think, wonder and learn. Together these three educators will discuss Galilee Catholic Learning Community’svisionofplaceasakeysourceof educational provocation and insight.

    SUB-THEME PRESENTERS

    Jan MillikanJan Millikan is the founder and former Director of the Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange. (REAIE) and representative to the Reggio Children International network in Italy. She is a Fellow of the Australian Council of Educators, and a Churchill Fellow. Her particular educational interestiswithchildren2-8yearsofageinvolving: teaching in Australia, the UK, Singapore, and Canada: lecturing in Early Childhood Education at the University of Melbourne; and consulting in multicultural and international Education.

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  • COUNCIL OF EDUCATIONAL FACILITY PLANNERS INTERNATIONAL (CEFPI)

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    8.00AM

    SUNDAY MONDAY9.00AM

    10.15AM

    10.30AM

    10.00PM

    6.30PM

    5.30PM

    4.30PM

    5.00PM

    4.00PM

    1.00PM Registration

    Conference Opening Welcome to Country

    Join IN + Hands UP Awards Public Event

    Free Time Free Time

    Meet and Greet Buffet Dinner at Adelaide Oval

    The Question + Provocation Role of Place and Space in Entitlement and Engagement at Mark Oliphant College LynneSymons,Principal,MarkOliphantCollegeB-12,SA

    Buses return to Adelaide Oval

    FRINGE at the OVAL: RolluptotheCEFPIside-showforaneducationalentertainmentextravaganza!

    Buses depart from the Adelaide Oval and North Terrace for National Wine Centre

    Awards Presentations and Cocktail Reception

    Buses back to hotels

    IN1

    Flourishing Communities

    Presented by Pam Ronan

    Site VisitsCornerstone College Paideia

    St Francis de Sales College

    Repeated Tuesday

    Repeated Tuesday

    Repeated Tuesday

    Repeated Tuesday

    Repeated Tuesday

    Repeated Tuesday

    IN2

    Spaces Without Walls - Getting Down and Dirty

    Site VisitsTatachilla Lutheran College

    Willunga Waldorf

    IN3

    Tailored Learning Environments – Every Child Learns Differently

    Site VisitsOur Lady of La Vang Catholic School andErrington Special School

    UP1

    Child as a Citizen from Birth

    Presented byJan Millikan

    LUNCH AT THE OVAL BOXED LUNCHBOXED LUNCH

    Site Visits continued

    BOXED LUNCH

    Site Visits continued

    BOXED LUNCH

    Site Visits continued

    BOXED LUNCH LUNCH AT THE OVAL LUNCH AT THE OVAL LUNCH AT THE OVAL BOXED LUNCH

    Site Visits

    Taikurrendi Children and Family Centre (at Christies Beach Primary School)

    Site VisitsThe University of Adelaide – Hub Central and Nexus 10 Hub

    Site VisitsAustralian Science and Mathematics School – Flinders University and Morphett Vale Primary School

    Site Visits1. State Library The Hub 2.CityofAdelaideCity Library at Rundle Place 3. University of SA Jeffrey Smart Learning Centre 4.SusanSullivanLibrary, StMary’sCollege

    Site Visits

    Staying Viable in a Competitive Market

    Eastern Suburbs

    Site Visits

    Mawson Lakes School

    Site Visits

    Alberton Primary School

    Blair Athol School

    UP2

    Co-Constructing Learning Places - Educating our Planners

    Presented by John Held

    UP3

    Active Protagonists in Learning

    Presented by Lisa Burman

    JO1

    Space Make-Over

    Presented byAna-Sala-Oviedo&Emma Marshall

    JO2

    The Chicken or the Egg – Does Space Define Pedagogy or Does Pedagogy Define Space

    Presented byJulia Atkin

    JO3

    Rethinking the Library

    Presented byPeter Moeck

    W1

    Daily Pitch by Curators

    Morning Tea at Oval

    12.15PM

    12.00PM

    11.00AM INSIDE OUT UPSIDE DOWN JOINED UP WHISTLE STOP TOURS

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    8.00AM

    TUESDAY9.00AM

    10.15AM

    10.30AM

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    The Question + Provocation The Science of Learning: How Neuroscience Might (and might not) Provide Insights into LearningProfessor Martin Westwell, Strategic Professor in the Science of Learning, Flinders University, SA

    Buses return to Adelaide Oval

    FRINGE at the OVAL: RolluptotheCEFPIside-showforaneducationalentertainmentextravaganza!

    Free Time

    Mad March in May at the Adelaide Oval

    IN4

    (IN1 Repeated)

    Flourishing Communities

    Site VisitsCornerstone College Paideia

    St Francis de Sales College

    BOXED LUNCH

    Site Visits continued

    IN5

    Constructing Active Spaces – Facilitating Child Friendly Communities

    IN6

    (IN3 Repeated)

    Tailored Learning Environments – Every Child Learns Differently

    Site VisitsOur Lady of La Vang Catholic School andErrington Special School

    BOXED LUNCH

    Site Visits continued

    UP4

    Child as a Citizen from Birth

    Presented byJan Millikan

    UP5

    Co-Constructing Learning Places - Pedagogy and Design for Holistic Learning

    Presented byJohn Held

    Site VisitsGalilee Catholic Learning Community

    BOXED LUNCH

    Site Visits continued

    UP6

    (Up3 Repeated)

    Active Protagonists in Learning

    Presented byLisa Burman

    JO4

    (JO1 Repeated)

    Space Make-Over

    Presented byAna-Sala-Ovieda&Emma Marsh

    JO5

    (JO2Repeated)

    Chicken or the Egg – Does Space Define Pedagogy or Does Pedagogy Define Space

    Presented byJulia Atkin

    JO6

    (JO3 Repeated)

    Rethinking the Library

    Presented by Peter Moeck

    W2

    LUNCH AT THE OVAL LUNCH AT THE OVAL LUNCH AT THE OVAL LUNCH AT THE OVAL BOXED LUNCHBOXED LUNCH

    BOXED LUNCH

    Site Visits

    Bonython Park Playspace

    AldingaBeachB-7Children’sCentre

    Site Visits

    Ingle Farm Children’sCentre

    Site VisitsThe University of Adelaide – Hub Central and Nexus 10 Hub

    Site VisitsAustralian Science and Mathematics School – Flinders University and Morphett Vale Primary School

    Site Visits1. State Library The Hub 2.CityofAdelaideCity Library at Rundle Place 3. University of SA Jeffrey Smart Learning Centre 4.SusanSullivanLibrary, StMary’sCollege

    Site Visits

    Staying Viable in a Competitive Market

    North Eastern Suburbs

    Site Visits

    Alberton Primary School

    Blair Athol School

    Kit UP + Step OUTCurators and Keynotes join with special guests to help us put together our “2014 event souvenirs collection”.

    2015 CEFPI Conference – Canberra – what and why!

    Conference Concludes

    Mayfield Project 2014Peter MoeckDani MartinDr Ben Cleveland Felicity LewisDaily Pitch by Curators

    CEFPI Annual General Meeting

    Morning Tea at Oval Morning Tea at Oval

    12.15PM

    12.00PM

    11.45AM

    11.00AM INSIDE OUT UPSIDE DOWN JOINED UP WHISTLE STOP TOURS

    LUNCH AT THE OVAL

  • ThethreeSub-Themesare:

    •InsideOut(everythingislearning)

    •UpsideDown(thechildascitizen)

    •JoinedUp(relationships)

    Eachsub-themehasthreestrandsrunningconcurrentlycovering presentations and site visits on Monday and Tuesday.

    The various strand parallel sessions will commence at 11.00am and will lead on to respective site visits which leave at varying times and at which the conversations will continue. Check the program for details.

    OnMondayandTuesdaytherewillalsobea‘WhistleStop’tour for those who prefer to have a brief overview of a range of new and redeveloped learning environments.

    SUB-THEMES

    Inside Out (Everything is Learning) Theoverarchingfocusofthissub-themeisthecomplexityofcommunities, the nature of relationships within communities and the development of sustainable relationships.

    Thestrandsofthissub-themeare:

    IN1 and IN4 Flourishing Communities

    IN2 Spaces Without Walls

    IN3 and IN6 Tailored Learning Environments

    IN5 Constructing Active Spaces

    InsideOutexploresthe‘teamaroundthechild’approachindiversecommunitiestosupporteachchild’sstrengthsandfosterresilience.UsingCarlaRinaldi’sstancethateachchild is born immensely capable, this strand investigates how this in enacted in a range of learning contexts and environmentsacrossthebirthtoYear12journey.Participantsin site visits will be invited to engage with a range of prompts, provocations and case studies that contemplate the notion oftheflourishingchild,andthesynergiesthatareachievedthrough the interrelationships between learning, space and environment-andhoweachshapestheother.

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  • IN1 MONDAY

    IN4 TUESDAY

    Flourishing Communities - Empowered Learners Create Powerful Learning

    Site Visits – Boxed Lunch 11.00am – 4.00pm (Coordinator: Pam Ronan)

    During the scenic bus trip to the Adelaide Hills, delegates will enjoyanoverviewofinitiativesthataresupportingflourishingcommunities in rural and regional South Australia, driven by Catholic, Independent and State schools working together.

    We will visit Cornerstone College Middle School and StFrancisdeSalesCollegeYear12CentreatMountBarker,then return to Adelaide Oval via the historic town of Hahndorf.

    We will also hear about innovative programs being run by Hills schools.

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    Cornerstone College Paideia Cornerstone College Paideia, founded in 1990, is a coeducational Lutheran Secondary College located at the gateway to Mount Barker in the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Situated on 16 hectares, amongst beautiful natural surroundings and with its own wetland, the campus provides anambiencethatisconducivetolearning.In2014,Year7students were introduced to the campus as part of extending Middle Schooling. Here you will experience how students can flourishinapurpose-builtspaceandplacebothinsideandout. The Middle Years Learning Centre (Paideia) harmonises with the environment and enhances the learning experience.

    St Francis de Sales College Every space is a learning space. St Francis de Sales College hasadoptedaflexiblelearningstyleapproachtoourYear12Centre. With a limited budget, emphasis was put on an open spaceenvironmentthatcouldbere-inventedforspecificaudiences and purposes. Passive supervision of students on study lessons, café style conversation spaces, computers and formal classes all share the same space at the same time.

    Studentsflourishwithinthisenvironmentanditpreparesthem very effectively for tertiary study. St Francis de Sales CollegeisanR–12Catholicco-educationalcollegenestledin the scenic Adelaide Hills.

    Students travel across the hills and beyond to attend the college and community partnerships are a strong feature ofthecollege’slearningandwellbeingprogram.www.stfrancis.catholic.edu.au

    Sponsored by AUSCO

    Sponsored by AQUABUBBLER

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  • IN2 MONDAY

    Spaces Without Walls – Getting Down and Dirty

    Site Visits – Boxed Lunch 11.00am – 4.00pm

    This visit to two quite different learning environments looks at spaces without walls where powerful learning occurs. BothschoolsareR-12andintegratethenatural environment into their curricula.

    Tatachilla Lutheran College Tatachilla Lutheran College established their Eco – Classroom in1997,just3yearsaftertheCollegewasfounded.The2.4hectacresiteisprogressivelymovingbackwardstopre-European ecosystems of the Willunga Basin and walking trails lead through seven distinct ecosystems. The Kaurna Tappaindigenousinterpretivetrailwasformedin2006.EndemicnativefloraalongwithBettongs,PotoroosandTamarWallabiessharethesafetyofthesite.AnEco-SkillsCentre of Excellence has been established at the Centre to enable the College to provide VET programs in Conservation and Land Management and serves as a regional resource for other schools and community groups. The underpinning philosophy is to develop a sense of wonder and of the importance of the natural processes in the environment and to foster responsibility towards the world.

    Theschool’sEnvironmentalCoordinatorisadynamiccatalystfor the continuing development of the Eco – Classroom and the use of the facility is embedded in the school curriculum at all levels. During our visit we will investigate how the learning program has evolved since 1997, what things work and what has been left behind, and what are the elements which continue to captures the energy and imagination of students.

    Willunga Waldorf Willunga Waldorf School opened in the late eighties as a kindergarten and then expanded into primary over the followingyears.TheschoolwasrecentlyregisteredasK–12.By using a rich curriculum and innovative teaching methods, teachers nurture the whole child, developing clarity of thought, balance and depth of feeling and initiative in action. Teaching methods engage a wide variety of senses, allowing children to learn by listening, seeing and doing.www.willungawaldorfschool.sa.edu.au

    This is a small school nestled within a bushland setting wheretheinside/outsidedivideislessclearandwithmanybuildings of a domestic scale. What does this mean for learning? What is the experience of the child in thisenvironment?

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  • IN3 MONDAY

    IN6 TUESDAY

    Tailored Learning Environments – Every Child Learns Differently

    Site Visits – Boxed Lunch 11.00am – 4.00pm

    Every child is special; every child learns differently; every child deserves respect.

    We urge you to take advantage of this rare opportunity to view and compare two contemporary schools for studentswith special needs. At each school presentations by Principal and Architect will delve into the pedagogical and design philosophy, with provocations about how we can continue to improve our service to the highest needs children and how we can apply these concepts across all learning environments.

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    Our Lady of La Vang SchoolOurLadyofLaVang,whichopenedin2013,isaschoolfor students with varying capabilities. “We educate students in and for life in respectful and supportive ways. The work we do is firmly based in all the fundamental values so necessary for us all to live a good life” (Our Lady of La Vang prospectus). The whole school environment is designed to alloweverychildtoflourishandisintegraltoeverychild’slearning program. Individual learning plans are critical for the development of these children.

    The‘classrooms’mergethoughtransitionareastotheexternal spaces; play space and learning space are undifferentiated. The whole school is a learning environmentand boundaries in space and time are blurred as staff work with students.

    There many aspects of this approach and design that can be applied to any school if we are committed to supporting all students to reach their potential.

    Errington Special SchoolErrington Special School opens at the new William Light R-12siteinearly2014andreplacesaformerstand-alonespecialschool.Theco-locatedschoolsareintendedtoprovideextendedandsharedfacilitiesforthebenefit of all students and staff on the site.

    Theco-locationoftheschoolsupportsoneoftheschool’skeyaims.“StudentsatErringtonhavearangeof opportunities to grow and develop whilst having strong support networks surrounding them. Through a diverse range of educational programs and experiences they are encouraged and supported to be participating members ofthecommunity.”www.sa.gov.au/school/1415

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  • IN5 TUESDAY

    Constructing Active Spaces – Facilitating Child Friendly Communities

    Adelaide Oval 11.00am – 11.30am

    Presentation: We will explore the development of the Children’sCentremodelincorporatingfamilyfocusedservices and early childhood education currently being rolled out across South Australia and the engagement of the Adelaide community with the Child Friendly Cities program, as legacies of the Adelaide Thinkers in Residence program, as a backdrop to these visits.

    Site Visits – Boxed Lunch 11.45am – 4.00pm

    Joinusfora15-minutewalkalongtheTorrensfromtheAdelaide Oval to Bonython Park while the designers talk about this space in the context of Child Friendly Communities and the of role in play grounds the development of physical and social skills.

    OurbuswillthentakeustothenewAldingaBeachChildren’sCentre where we will further consider the concepts of active spacesandchild-friendlycommunitiesandourrolesasdesigners and educators in realising these.

    Aldinga Beach Children’s CentreHaveyouachild’seye?Achild’sbodywouldbeusefultoofortheAldingaChildren’sCentre.Remembermudpies?Didyoucreate imaginary worlds or pirate ships or fairy gardens? Play Pooh Sticks, build cubbies and hide in bush tunnels? Opening inFebruary2014,thisfacilityisdesignedtothenewEarlyLearning Facilities guidelines established by the Department of Education and Child Development (DECD).

    Theprinciplesareofself-directedlearninginacreativeandstimulating environment. The collaboration between users & designers is evident in the playful nature of the facility. Outside, the seaside theme provides activity areas giving a wide range of sensory experiences and physical challenges. Inside, the floorswilltakeyouonajourneyalongthebeach.Howhasthelearning program been shaped by the spaces? How will these spaces mutate over time to suit changes of pedagogy?

    Bonython Park Playspace Forget the metal swings; this is a contemporary playground with water, mud, hills, rocks and beautiful landscaping set beside the River Torrens. It is accessible for people with disability.

    The key principles are of “play and exploration, to provide an engaging family experience that will encourage return visits” (WAX Design website). It explores the tensions between adventure and risk, physical play and quiet, creative play in a public setting where unsupervised tween and teenagers and children with families can mingle and play together.

    Sponsored by KOMPAN

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  • Upside Down (Child as a Citizen) Thecentralfocusofthissub-themeisacknowledgingyoungchildren as competent and capable and with rights as citizens to be active protagonist in their own learning.

    Thestrandsofthissub-themeare:

    UP1andUP4–ChildasCitizenfromBirth

    UP2 and UP5 – Co-constructing Learning Places

    UP3 and UP6 – Active Protagonists in Learning

    Upside Down explores what it means to consider children as competent, capable learners as well as citizens with rights from birth. It also considers the importance of both their social and physical worlds in creating opportunities for learning in relationship with children, adults and the environment.

    Whilstmuchchildren’slearninghappenswithinthefamilyandwidercommunity,asignificantamountoftimeisoftenspent in a variety of group settings, including the places we callchildren’scentresandschools.

    We need to ensure that these group settings encourage active learning by both children and adults.

    Upside Down will consider the questions we need to explore in attempting to create environments that support a pedagogy based on how children learn. It will also consider thecontributionofeachperson’suniquenesstocollaborativelearning, and Upside Down celebrates listening with all the senses, participation, imagination and creativity in the learning opportunities for both children and educators.

    In creating learning environments how might we listen to children, families and the community?

    UP1 MONDAY ChildasCitizenfromBirth 11.00am–12.00pm(Coordinator: Jan Millikan) Adelaide Oval

    TheeducationalprojectinthecityofReggioEmiliaNorthernItaly has challenged educators all over the world to consider children as citizens with rights from birth.

    Children not only are our future but also our present. Not onlyacitizenofthefuture,butacitizenfromtheveryfirstmoments of life and also the most important citizen because he/shebringsthe‘possible’,

    The image we hold of the young child, and childhood, and the knowledge we now have about how children learn, strongly supported by the research from neuroscience, leads us to ask the questions of: what kind of educator and what kind of school, including the physical environment, for what kind of child?

    This theme will provoke an image of the child as capable and competent and with many resources at their disposal to constructandco-constructtheirownlearning.Itwillconsidertheco-constructionofavisionforlearningandteachingenvironmentsforchildreninthenon-compulsoryyearsof schooling, from birth to 6 years of age.

    Lunch at the Oval 12.00pm – 1.00pm

    Site Visit 1.00pm – 4.00pm

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  • UP4 TUESDAY ChildasaCitizenfromBirth 11.00am–12.00pm(Co-ordinator:JanMillikan) Adelaide Oval

    Refer UP1 on Monday for presentation

    Lunch at the Oval 12.00pm – 1.00pm

    Site Visit 1.00pm – 4.00pm UP2 MONDAYCo-constructing Learning Places 11.00am – 12.00pm (Coordinator: John Held) Adelaide Oval

    A panel discussion on the role of participation of students, staff and parents in the design of places for learning. Planningnewprojectsorevenredesigningexistingfacilities,requires much discussion and the need to consult a range of stakeholders. How can that process be managed effectively, giving everyone a say but still keeping a clear concept and keeping on budget? At the same time, how do we give a genuine voice to those often ignored, or left with a token input? If we truly value the input of children into constructing their learning, how can we go about this without being condescendingoronlydealingwithsuperficialities?

    Our panel has had a varied experience in understanding how that can be done, respecting the input of everyone, even very young children.

    Participants:

    David Mezinec, Principal, Tenison Woods College

    Kate Ryan, Halifax St Childrens Centre

    Jodie Higgins, Galilee Catholic School

    Pam Winter, Early Childhood Consultant

    Site Visits – Boxed Lunch 12.15pm – 4.00pm

    Ingle Farm Children’s Centre ThechallengewastocreateanewChildren’sCentreinaformer secondary school technology studies building.

    A collaborative approach between architect and educator was adopted to develop the brief and design based on current research about educational architecture and early childhood pedagogy. Principles from the Reggio Emilia approachwereakeyinfluenceonthedesign.

    The design retained a portion of the existing structure and skylightswereutilisedtofloodallareasofthesouthfacingsite with natural daylight. Some external walls were removed to create a large covered outdoor space which provides visual and physical links between indoor and outdoor spaces.

    The sloping site provided an opportunity to create dynamic outdoor play and learning spaces, and the landscaping incorporates colour, aroma, texture, level change and water management. The visit will explore the process undertaken to turn a large industrial building into a series of spaces which supports education and care programs for children aged2-5years.

    Taikurrendi Children and Family Centre (at Christies Beach Primary School) “na marni meyunna” (welcome everyone)

    Taikurrendimeans‘mixedtogether’andthecentrehasbeendeveloped bringing together education authorities and the Indigenous Early Childhood Development National Partnership to provide education, health and family services with a particular focus on supporting Aboriginal families with young children to give them the best possible start in life.

    The Taikurrendi vision is to provide services that nurture, celebrate and reinforce their culture and support the development ofculturalidentity.Developedoverthreeyears,theprojectincluded critical consultation with the Aboriginal community to be the guiding voice in all aspects of the centre, including site location, cultural elements of building design and embedding Aboriginal perspectives into the early childhood education environment.

    On the site visit you will hear the story of how Taikurrendi was plannedandbuilttoreflecttherichhistoryandthepresentconnectedness of Aboriginal people. How the interior and exterior spaces of Taikurrendi are designed and organised in interconnected forms that foster interaction, autonomy, explorations, curiosity, and communication, and are offered as places for children and for adults to research and live together. And, how Aboriginal culture and Reggio Emilia philosophy align with the understanding that the environment is not simply a background of (or for) the learning process of the children, but a fundamental protagonist. Knowing that the purposefulness of organising a space means organising a metaphor for knowledge, of our image (of ourselves), of how we know and how we learn.

    UP1 MONDAY - CONTINUED

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    Aswellasvisitingtheseprojectswewillholdadiscussion on lessons learnt, how education needs to be integrated into planning, and whether future developments can take up the challenge.

    OurhostswillbeChristinaColeiro,SeniorProjectManager, UniSA Facilities Management Unit, and Dr. Stan Salagaras, former Education Manager for DelfinLendLease.BothChristinaandStanwereinvolved from the start of the development and can giveuniqueperspectivesonhowdifficult,andhowrewarding, the collaborative process can be when creating a new community.

    Mawson Lakes Educating Our Planners: The Experience of Mawson Lakes

    MawsonLakeswasanewsuburb,plannedbyDelfinLendLeaseontheplainsnorthofAdelaideandnexttotheexistingUniSALevels Campus. In 15 years it has been transformed into a thriving community which has placed lifelong education as a focus of its planning, and how the University, schools, the Education Department, the town planners and the Local Council became involved and collaborated in a series of interesting developments including the Mawson Lakes School, the Mawson Centre andanumberofaward-winningUniversityprojects,includingUniSA’snewMsquaredandBuildingV.

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  • UP3 MONDAY

    UP6 TUESDAY

    Active Protagonists in Learning 11.00am – 12.00pm (Coordinator: Lisa Burman) Adelaide Oval

    Protagonist: “The leading character or one of the major characters in a play, film, novel, etc.; the main figure or one of the most prominent figures in a situation; an advocate or champion of a particular cause.” (OxfordDictionaries,2013)

    Toomanychildren‘pretendlearn’(OxfordDictionaries2013)at school – they go through the motions, compliant to the tasks set by the teacher, or zone out with no meaningful connection to what they are exploring. A view of children (of any age) as aprotagonistgoesbeyond‘activelearning’andrespectsachild’srighttoavoice.Tobethe‘leadingcharacter’intheirown learning, children need to truly engage with ideas, to think, wonder, create, to be confused and get messy in the pursuit of constructing understandings. How does a child have a say in their learning that moves beyond consultation? What are the implications for the role of the educator, pedagogical practices and the role of the learning environment? What kind of learning environment enables and promotes learning that isnon-linear,sometimesconfusing,personalandenergizing?Far more than facilitating learning, how can the environment, the pedagogy and the educator activate learning that has personal meaning and relevance?

    Site Visits – Boxed Lunch 12.15pm – 4.00pm

    Alberton Primary School DuringyourvisittoAlbertonPrimarySchoolandSchool-basedPreschoolyouwillgetatasteofwhyitwasoneof140schools across the OECD to be included in their Innovative LearningEnvironmentsProject.Ithasbeendescribedasmaking the most creative use of Building the Education Revolution funds. It was the school invited to create a quilt of friendship for Reggio Emilia after their devastating earthquakein2013.Theseareallconnectedbyanabsolutecommitment to respecting children as active citizens, reinforcing their enormous potential through environments that empower and enable their natural wonderment.

    Blair Athol North School BlairAtholNorthBirth–Year7Schoolisanew21stcenturyschoolwhichopenedinJanuary2011,providingeducation,care & health services. We are a community of learners where BELONGINGBEINGBECOMINGisthemottoreflectingour values and principles. We are deliberately moving away from a traditional model of schooling and through our professional learning community inquiring into ways of utilising the environment as the third teacher; incorporating nature education research in developing the outdoor environment; personalisinglearningandtheuseof21stcenturymultimodaldigital tools. We intentionally changed the language we use to describe areas, roles and buildings – (learning advisors, studios, neighbourhoods, commons etc.) to support a new way of thinking about and experiencing education in the 21stcentury.

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  • UP5 TUESDAY

    Co-constructing Learning Places - Pedagogy and Design for Holistic Learning (Coordinator: John Held)

    Site Visits – Boxed Lunch 11.00am – 4.00pm

    Galilee Catholic Learning Community

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  • Galileewasestablishedin2007asaR-7co-edNon–GovernmentCatholicSchool,andislocated40kmsouthofAdelaideCityinthemetropolitansuburbofAldinga.ThecommunityispartofthelocalCatholicChurch’svisionforfamily-centredlearning.Providingforlearninginsideandoutside,insmallandlargespaces,withflexibilityinthedesignofthephysicalspacehelpsteachers and learners explore a pedagogy that leads to deep and holistic learning.

    Galilee takes an ecological approach to learning based on an understanding that there is a reciprocal relationship between the physical and psychological environments, and this includes a focus on sustainability. The purpose built earning spaces foster collaborative, inquiry based learning as well as explicit, individual and small group teaching. Learning spaces and furnishings are designed to support wellbeing as well as learning. Learning at Galilee is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach with the central themes of caring about learning, caring about self and each other and caring about the environment guiding the learning programs.

    This site visit is a unique opportunity for a smaller group to spend the afternoon at one school, interact with the staff and students, visit the facilities and in particular understand in more depth how the Reggio approach can work for older students andalsotheirapproachtoeco-literacy,playandtherelationshipbetweenindoorsandoutdoors.ThesessionswillbeledbyJodieHiggins,Principaloftheschool,andPaulJohnson,whoisaPhDcandidateatFlindersUniversityandpart-time Eco-literacycoordinatoratGalileeCatholicSchool.

    Ashortvideoofthestudent’seco-literacyprogramisavailableathttp://www.galilee.catholic.edu.au/video/video.html

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  • Joined Up(Relationships) Theoverarchingfocusforthissub-themeistherelationshipbetween pedagogy and space.

    Thestrandsofthissub-themeare:

    JO1 and JO4 - Space Makeover

    JO2 and JO5 - The Chicken or the Egg - Does Space DefinePedagogyorPedagogyDefineSpace?

    JO3 and JO6 - Rethinking the Library

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    JO1 MONDAY

    JO4 TUESDAY

    Space Make-Over 11.00am – 12.00pm (Coordinator:AnaSala-Oviedo) Adelaide Oval

    An interactive workshop exploring how the physical environment can respond to the rapidly changing needs of learners and their communities and to demonstrate how space can help achieve desired learning outcomes and qualities.

    The workshop aims to give participants an introduction to acquiring the knowledge, skills and dispositions required to methodically lead the design, occupation and use of learning spacesinschools,fromanevidence-based,pedagogicalandlearner – centred perspective.

    The workshop will explore possible interventions on a smaller scale(withina‘classroom’)thatcanhelpbetteralignspaceto the educational imperatives.

    Two participation options will be provided: Thefirstoptionallowsparticipantstosubmittheirown‘problemspace’wellinadvanceoftheconferencedates,anda blended learning approach will be taken to start working on theproject,inpreparationfortheworkshop.

    Thesecondoptionallowsdelegatestoselectaprojectfromoption one submissions on which they will focus their active participation during the workshop.

    Followinganintroductiontotheprojects,aworkshopintroduction will offer information on resources and case studies, with plenty of opportunities for discussion. Participantswillbedividedinto2+synchronousgroupsandwillusethesamerangeoffurniture,fittingsandtechnology torecreate2+agreedsolutionstothesamescenario. Wewillthenswapspacestoseeeachother’sresultsanddiscuss the process and lessons learnt.

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  • The University of Adelaide – Hub Central

    The University of Adelaide – Nexus 10 Hub

    Lunch at the Oval 12.00pm – 1.00pm

    Site Visits 1.00pm – 4.00pm

    Today’suniversitiesoperateinanenvironmentwherestudents increasingly have the capacity to pursue their studies anywhere and anytime. While this responds toagreatnumberof‘netgen’learningtraits,itdoesnot necessarily foster the development of the critical interpersonal skills required for the collaborative and social nature of the contemporary workplace.

    At the University of Adelaide, two new learning hub facilities create attractive environments for informal and collaborative learning, each with a different focus. Hub Central is the central hub for the University.

    Students from all disciplines mix in the range of innovative and accessible learning spaces, linked to the central Library.In some areas, students can access a range of spaces, furniture and mobile technology to create their own settings depending on their needs. This level of customisation is due to the fact that the range of students expected in the Hub is enormous, as it caters for all the disciplines that the University offers.

    The10PulteneyStreetHubfocusesonthespecificneedsoftheFacultyoftheProfessions.Theseneedsincludefirstyearstudent retention and the accommodation of postgraduate students, offering a range of open access and swipe card access environments. In this case, due to the fact that students share most of their curriculum, the needs for the studentsarebetterdefined,andtheopportunitiesforinformallearning are more related to the range of interconnecting spacesandhowthisvarietyisabletoofferenoughflexibilitytocovertheseparticularcohort’sneeds.Evenso,thebasement level also offers areas for customisation and free arrangementoffurnitureandtechnologyforspecificneeds.

    JO2 MONDAY

    JO5 TUESDAY

    The Chicken or the Egg - Does Space Define Pedagogy or Pedagogy Define Space?

    Adelaide Oval 11.00am – 12.00pm (Coordinator: Julia Atkin)

    Australian Science and Mathematics School - Flinders University

    Thisisa‘progressive’workshopruninfourspaces. The‘appetiser’attheAdelaideOvalwillsetthescene and whet the appetite before we travel to two school sites. The workshop will continue on the bus in preparation for our explorations of the interplay between pedagogy and space at the Australian Science and Maths School (ASMS) and Morphett Vale Primary School. The workshop process will continue at each site and will involve our hosts in the inquiry process.

    Theten-yearoldASMSsaysofitself:“We embrace the diversity of learning, encourage self directed learning and place great importance on collaborative learning. Our students shape their learning to best suit their own learning goals and learning styles. At the ASMS we apply science and maths classroom topics to real life situations. We give students the opportunity and tools to search, discover and understand.”

    As one of the Australian leaders in the deliberate design of spaces to enable their philosophy of learning, what have they learned about the interdependence of pedagogy and space intheirten-yearplusjourney?

    Lunch at the Oval 12.00pm – 1.00pm

    Site Visits 1.00pm – 4.00pm

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    Morphett Vale Primary School Morphett Vale Primary School (MVPS) is an exciting newly developed school in a picturesque setting within theMorphettValearea,approximately40minutesfromthe Adelaide CBD. The school boasts new, modern and spacious learning areas, including a new Preschool Centre situated on beautifully landscaped grounds. MVPS caters for the education and wellbeing of students from Preschool to Year 7 and also accommodate two special classes, Out of School Hours Care, an Occasional Care service and an active playgroup program. MVPS has a strong emphasis on developing and sustaining the valued relationships it has built between families, staff and students across the new school community over recent years. It has a strong focus on literacy, numeracy and ICT with an emphasis on high expectations, explicit teaching and innovation and consistency with teaching theory. MVPS is committed to ongoing work in implementing the ‘Teaching for Effective LearningFramework’(TfEL)in2013.Theschoolcommunityis extremely proud of their new school and take great satisfaction in the quality of education and care and service that they provide for the students and school community.

    Our return trip to the Adelaide Oval will provide an opportunitytodebriefandsynthesiseourfindings.

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  • JO3 MONDAY JO6 TUESDAY Rethinking the Library 11.00am – 12.00pm (Coordinator: Peter Moeck) Adelaide Oval

    Libraries of today are increasingly becoming the hub of a community: the place where you connect, discover and explore. The Mount Gambier Library has had a remarkable impact on a regional community. A virtual tour will tell the storyofthisacclaimedproject.Thiswillbefollowedbyawalking tour of four city libraries in community, school and tertiary contexts to continue the conversation.

    Lunch at the Oval 12.00pm – 1.00pm

    Site Visits 1.00pm – 4.00pm

    1. State Library The Hub

    2. City of Adelaide City Library at Rundle Place

    3. University of SA Jeffrey Smart Learning Centre

    4. Susan Sullivan Library, St Mary’s College

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  • WHISTLE STOP TOURS W1 MONDAY

    Staying Viable in a Competitive Market – Tour 1 Eastern Suburbs (Coordinator: Ann Gorey)

    Boxed Lunch 12.00pm – 12.15pm

    Site Visits 12.15pm – 4.00pm

    Every school needs to address its ongoing viability as part of good governance. Curriculum options, class sizes, new and heritage facilities, operational options and establishing a niche market are some of the issues taken into consideration.

    There will be a tour on each day that provide a quick look at a range of Adelaide schools that have taken action to ensure they stay viable in a competitive market. Each has been in operationformanyyearsbuthasevolvedtomeet21stCenturyexpectations.Eachtourwillprovide an outline of the issues arising and actions taken and a quick glimpse of recent work done in a range of established schools. Some have amalgamated, most have both new and heritagebuildings,someareco-educational,othersaresinglesex.

    Earlylearninghasbeenidentifiedasacommunityneed,ashashealthandfitness,andperforming arts that managed as business units and library resource centres that are shared with the community. Due to the range of schools to be visited in a short time there will be no detailed description or discussion at the site but there will be opportunities to discuss and debate on the bus or on return to the conference venue.

    OnthistourwewilltakeinanumberofsitesinAdelaide’sinnereasternsuburband north-easternsuburbs. Limited numbers each day. Bookings essential.

    W2 TUESDAY

    Staying Viable in a Competitive Market – Tour 2 North Eastern Suburbs (Coordinator: Ann Gorey)

    Boxed Lunch 12.00pm – 12.15pm

    Site Visits 12.15pm – 4.00pm

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  • SOCIAL FUNCTIONS Meet and Greet Welcome Buffet DinnerVenue: Adelaide OvalDate: Sunday25May2014Time: 6.30pm – 10.00pmDress: Smart casualCost: Included in full registrationExtra Ticket: $90.00Provided: Buffet dinner, drinks and entertainment featuring SouthAustralia’sfabulousfoodandwine.

    Award CocktailsVenue: National Wine CentreDate: Monday26May2014Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pmDress: Smart CasualCost: Included in full registrationExtra Ticket: $80.00Provided: Drinks and canapés Activities: CEFPI Awards

    PRE AND POST CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITIES Extend your conference experience with

    AFL Football – Saturday 24 May, 7.10pm WitnessAdelaideOvalinactionasthe2013Premiers,Hawthorn,play2013semi-finalistsPortPower,inanAustralian Rules Football (AFL) match.

    Adelaide Secrets Tours – Sunday 25 May Ann Gorey and Associates will lead walking tours of the sights of Adelaide.

    The charm and unique features of Adelaide are not obvious to some visitors so we are offering a guided walking tour of the North Terrace precinct to tell the history of our city, point out features and reveal secrets.

    ThisisafreeeventonSundayafternoonat12.00,1.00,2.00and3.00pmforapproximatelyanhour.Forplanningpurposes please indicate your interest in walking with us.

    Limited numbers at each time. Bookings preferred.

    VeloCity Conference Combine your CEFPI conference experience with day registrationfortheVelo-CityConferencehttp://www.velo-city2014.com/

    MAD MARCH IN MAYOnourlastnighttogetherit’stimetorecreateAdelaide’sMadMarch…. in May. Traditionally March is the season when the Festival, the Fringe, the Clipsal 500 and Womadelaide all happen…….. not to mention the end of the Cricket season, the beginning of Football and the not too distant memory of the Tour Down Under.

    Why leave it till March?

    Thisnightwe’llexperiencesomeoftheentertainmentMadMarch is famed for accompanied by an eclectic mix of food stalls in true fringe style. Join us in celebrating our personal bests.Itcouldbeachancetoshowoffyourskillsonthefield,onthestageorjustindressinguptolookthepart.

    Informality will be the order of the night while we take in the carnival atmosphere.

    Venue: William Magarey Room, Adelaide OvalDate: Tuesday27May2014Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pmDress: Spectator casualCost: Included in full registration ExtraTicket: $112.00Provided: International food stations, drinks Activities: Networking and entertainment

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  • Special DietsDelegates with special requirements should ensure details are included on the registration form in the “special diet or other requirements” section. Special dietary requirements must be advised in advance, as special meals cannot be arrangedwithoutsevendays’noticetothevenue.During the breaks please look for the “special diets” table.

    WhattoWear?Dress for the conference is smart casual.

    WeatherAutumn in May in Adelaide is variable, with average temperatures12–19degrees.

    ParkingCurrently there is limited car parking available in the Northern CarParkandPinkyFlat,withanumberofoff-streetcarparkswithin1.25kmoftheOval.TheclosestcarparkisattheAdelaide Festival Centre (entrance from King William Street).

    Program DisclaimerThe speakers, topics, and times are correct at the time of publishing; however, in the event of unforeseen circumstances, the organisers reserve the right to alter or delete items from the Conference Program.

    Privacy PolicyIn registering for this conference, relevant details will beincorporatedintoadelegatelistforthebenefitofalldelegates and may be made available to CEFPI sponsors (subjecttostrictconditions).Bycompletingthisregistrationform, you acknowledge that the details supplied by you may be used by these organisations. Should you not wish your details to be used for these purposes, please tick thePrivacy Policy box on the registration page.

    Conference Partners PolicyWe respectfully remind you that partners accompanying delegates are not eligible to attend conference sessions and do not qualify for refreshments and lunches during the day or for evening functions unless they have registered. Any partner wishing to attend events not previously selected and paid for with registration may do so at the Conference Registration desk. We would be pleased to accommodate any requests where possible.

    Cancellation PolicyRegistration cancellations will not be accepted unless made inwriting.CancellationsmadebeforeThursday24April2014willberefundedless25%oftheConferenceRegistrationfee,to cover administration costs. No registration refunds will be given after this date.

    Conference ManagerPlease refer any registration queries or mail your registration to Ros Christie [email protected] or Katrina Daymond [email protected]

    BCC Management, Level 1, 370 Bay Street, PortMelbourneVictoria,3207Australia Mob:0400964696Ph:+61386795460 Fax:+61386795469 www.cefpi.org.au

    Online Registration: https://www.secureregistrations.com/CEFPI2014/

    Website:https://www.cefpi.org.au

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    GENERALINFORMATION

    Adelaide OvalAdelaideOvalisSouthAustralia’spremiersportinggroundlocated in the parklands between the city centre and North Adelaide and now provides the perfect location to host privatefunctionsandevents.AsoneofSouthAustralia’smost impressive venues – boasting picturesque views of thehallowedturf,thecity,StPeter’sCathedralandmore– it provides a unique setting to entertain clients, celebrate milestones or network in style.

    Adelaide AirportTheAdelaideAirportisapproximately20minutesfromtheCBD of Adelaide. There are taxis and hotel shuttle buses available and a regular public transport bus to the city and Glenelg.Pleasegotohttp://www.adelaideairport.com.au for more information.

    Wireless Internet AccessTherewillbecomplimentaryWi-Fiavailableatthe Adelaide Oval.

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