Review of learning spaces

A review will be undertaken of the standards that specify how school facilities should be designed and built.

Education minister Adrian Piccoli announced the review and said it was time to assess whether the standards remained relevant and continued to provide the best facilities and value for money for NSW students, teachers and the community.

The NSW School Facilities Standards have not been comprehensively reviewed since the 1970s.

"We've seen our classrooms evolve from students facing a chalkboard to students using laptops, interactive whiteboards and videoconferencing," Mr Piccoli said.

"The Government wants to consider emerging thinking around school design in Australia, and overseas so we can deliver classrooms equipped for the 21st century."

A key element of the review will be a consultation process involving pupils, principals, teachers and the wider community.


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