Below are some of the questions we have received from potential Mayfield Project participants over the years. If there is anything else you'd like to know, please comment below or send an email to Dani Martin  dmartin@hayball.com.au 

What is The Mayfield Project?
The Mayfield Project is primarily a research programme for young professionals, from the backgrounds of architecture, education and planning. Small diverse groups are formed to investigate themes relevant to educational design, with a major presentation conveying the group's research presented at the Learning Environments Australasia Regional Conference. Themes are set by the organising committee on a biennial basis, and are generally designed to encourage creative thought and enhanced design outcomes.

Who can be part of The Mayfield Project?
Students (of education, architecture, planning or other related fields), Architects, Teachers, Planners, Researchers, Suppliers, Interior Designers, Graphic Designers, Consultants, Facility Managers, Estimators ... anyone with a passion for education and design, and enhancing their own knowledge base.

What will I need to do?
Group members will work together to research their topic over a few months, then will need to present this information in their most creative manner at a regional conference. During the research period, you may need to learn how to video-conference, how to research new technologies, who to talk to about innovative solutions, where to find mentors and how to work together in a team of diverse individuals, from diverse locations.

What topic will I be researching?
Generally an over-arching theme is set by the Mayfield Project sub-committee and it is then up to the groups to coordinate and organise how they are going to respond to the theme, and answer an overall critical question.

What will I (or my employer) get out of it?
You will be conducting real research, contributing to current discourse on educational design in Australia. Your involvement may help uncover new designs, concepts, technologies and theories that will help advance the development of educational facilities.

How much will it cost me?
Some of the costs of the programme will be covered by Learning Environments Australasia. However, participants will be expected to contribute their own time for all meetings, conferences etc.


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