Environments for learning: indoor learning spaces


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National Quality Standard
QA1Educational program and practice
QA3Physical environment
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
3Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning


Dr Luke Touhill
Luke Touhill has worked in early childhood education for over twenty years – as a teacher, director, manager, trainer and lecturer.


Effective organisation of space in an early childhood learning environment is essential and a typical early childhood learning environment is made up of various play spaces or learning centres. You don’t need to be a ‘designer’ to arrange an effective learning environment. This module looks at the role of the physical environment in children’s learning and will help you create creative and effective indoor learning spaces for young children.

The module includes written information and video interviews with educators and has a strong focus on helping you to assess your own indoor learning spaces.

After completing this module, you will have an understanding of:

  • the role of the environment in children’s learning and our practice as educators
  • how indoor learning environments can guide children’s behaviour and promote constructive learning
  • the arrangement of space and physical definition of learning spaces, and
  • the importance of character and personality within learning environments – to ensure that they remain ‘living’ spaces.

Suitable for early childhood education and care professionals at all stages of their careers. This module will take an estimated one hour to complete.

Completing Environments for learning: indoor learning spaces will contribute 1 hour of PD addressing 3.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.


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