INSPIRE is a hub and network for new approaches to learning, communication and collaboration based in the Faculty of Education at the University of Canberra. We apply design thinking and learning design principles to work with:

  • the Faculty of Education on teacher education and STEM education

  • Principals, teachers and students on quality teaching and learning practice

  • the Designs for Learning Research Cluster on the design of new learning environments and new educational services and

  • government and community organisations around engagement and innovation

INSPIRE consists of researchers and educators who are leading projects in professional education and applied research in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education.

Our team of researchers and educators are applying design thinking and learning design principles to work with:

  • Data-driven education
  • Learning design and design thinking
  • Quality teaching and contemporary practice across diverse educational settings
  • Applied research
  • New learning technologies

We value collaborative learning and as such at INSPIRE there is no one way… we model ways of working that promote the active co-creation of knowledge, enabling all learners to have a voice while providing multiple opportunities to interact with others to discuss, shape and explore concepts.


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