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The Impact of School Design and Infrastructure on Educational Outcomes

Within Australia and internationally, there is growing recognition that the physical design of educational facilities and institutions should accord with top pedagogical practices and the learning needs of students.

Within Queensland, recent initiatives such as the State Schools of Tomorrow program have focussed attention on the relationship between school refurbishment and educational benefits – possibilities for improved student learning outcomes, better teaching and learning practices, higher staff morale and so on.

While anecdotal evidence suggests there is a link between better educational facilities and improved educational outcomes, there has been little Queensland research in this area, particularly in terms of examining the relationship between these variables over time.

This research will address these questions through an analysis of existing administrative data collected by relevant agencies in the Queensland government.

Project Value: 
$120 000.00
Funding: 
Queensland Centre for Social Science Innovation
Date: 
2012 to 2013
Time status: 
Complete
Contact: 
Professor Mark Western (m.western@uq.edu.au )
Type: 
Quantitative
Keywords: 
Education
Number: 
ISSRQ0328