Professor Wesley Imms

Associate Professor of Education

Director of the University of Melbourne's Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN)

Biography

Dr Wesley Imms is Associate Professor of Education in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, a Director of the University of Melbourne’s Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN), and Director of LEaRN@MGSE.  In these roles he teaches into Masters and Doctoral programs on subjects that bridge curriculum and learning environments and conducts research projects working with individual schools through to whole education systems.  He has authored approximately 80 scholarly papers, government and industry research reports and books on learning environments use and evaluation.  He has secured over $13M in external funding for research.  He is currently principal supervisor to 15 PhD theses on learning environments, involving students from five countries and four Australian states.  A/Prof Imms is Lead Chief Investigator on two current Australian Research Council Linkage projects that are building an extensive evidence base on learning environment use; the Evaluating 21st century Learning Environments, and more recently the significant Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (ILETC) project.  The latter involve 15 partner organisations across four countries including Telstra Australia, Ecophon (Sweden) Steelcase (USA) the New Zealand Ministry of Education, and the Education Departments of NSW, Queensland and the ACT.  He is also lead Chief Investigator on the significant Plans to Pedagogy project building teacher spatial competency skills in schools across Australia and New Zealand.

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