studioFive received the 2017 Outstanding Learning Environment Award on Friday the 20 October, 2017 (presented by the Association for Learning Environments, Victoria Chapter).
The award focused on the pedagogical/learning affordances of studioFive and how the architecture and resources function to support this. The jury citation for the award described studioFive as a creative and inspiring facility, and highlighted studioFive’s innovation in relation to the five domains of ‘space’, ‘pedagogy’, ‘artistry’, ‘communities’ and ‘engagement/learning’ and how the centre facilitates research, education, partnerships and community participation.
“It is a space that will enable the next generation of teachers to generate pedagogies that meet the needs of 21st century learners”.
The award is a significant tribute to the collaboration and consolidation between PTID (Ben Lornie architect) and staff in Arts Education and their praxis within studioFive.