The WA Chapter Mayfield Project participants are ready for Melbourne
06 Apr 2016
The Mayfield project is a collaborative research program coordinated through Learning Environments Australasia that aims to engage young and passionate professionals working in all areas of education.
This year’s WA Chapter Mayfield project team consists of an educator, Scott Duncan, architectural graduate, Shannon Townley, and a planner, Amanda Ying.
The theme for this year’s Mayfield project, ‘Exchange’, encourages the participants to work collaboratively and focus on developing and sharing their knowledge of education from their various disciplines/fields.
Together the team recently visited Scotch College which included a site tour and observation of a lesson that seamlessly integrated ICT and contemporary teaching pedagogy. Scotch College’s Middle School and Commerce teaching and learning areas were of particular interest as they are both prime examples of cutting edge Educational design.
The team also visited Presbyterian Ladies College, where Shannon Townley (MCDF Architects) explained the design ideas and processes involved throughout the planning and construction of PLC’s new Senior School building.
The WA Mayfield Team will conclude their research at a three day intensive workshop at the Robin Boyd House in Melbourne, where they will meet with other participants from the various states and explore some of the common ideas that are being exchanged surrounding teaching and learning environments. With a number of education themed site visits and workshops led by education change facilitator’s, the Mayfield Project is an exciting opportunity for young professionals within the education sector to expand their knowledge by bringing people together to share ideas.
Scott Duncan, Mathematics Teacher, Scotch College and Shannon Towley, Architectural Graduate, MCDF Architects