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How do you engage the iGen in education environments?

That’s a question WMK’s John Andreas and Dr Donna Wheatley, together with NBCS’ Anne Knock, will address at the Campus Development Conference in October.

The iGen were born in the 00’s and are currently at the cusp of entering university. These students were born into the digital age where screens and technology are the norm. They are comfortable with few walls, boundaries and separation. They blur the lines between online and face-to-face interactions, and, they like owning their education and learning. The session will explore planning and developing a campus that drives teaching and learning and behavioural outcomes for this generation.

WMK’s John Andreas, Director & Principal, and Dr Donna Wheatley, Director – Workplace & Education Strategy, will speak about creating engaging environments for the iGen on the first day of the conference. Held annually, the conference highlights campus master planning and project delivery aimed at attracting students, providing a high-quality education, and driving research funding.

John led the design of the highly innovative NBCS – an indoor/outdoor learning environment with no classrooms, no desks, and no staff room and a café at the heart of the school. Donna is a leading strategist and designer with a PhD from Sydney University. Both John and Donna will contribute fascinating insights from their project and strategy experiences.

The 2017 Campus Development Conference runs from 31 October – 1 November at Rydges Sydney Central. For more information and to buy tickets visit:


Posted by Marianne Fessl

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