Trinity College, Gawler, SA
Trinity College has built the Trinity Innovation and Creativity School (TICS), to empower students to develop greater ownership of the learning environment and to enable more learning through enquiry, exploration, and collaboration.
The design of the learning space enables students to craft their own experience – from the ability to make their own room bookings to the many specialist breakout spaces on offer. The new facility includes a 360 projection room, industry standard 3D printing capacity, significant virtual reality capability, design and animation areas, sound studio, and university-standard teaching spaces.
To partner with the purpose-built, innovative facilities, Trinity College has also reinvented its pedagogy, rewriting a significant part of its curriculum to teach students skills relating to artificial intelligence, virtual reality, 3D printing and animation, as well as real-world, transferable skills including critical thinking, creative thinking, and entrepreneurship.
The project also involved establishing key partnerships with the University of South Australia, corporate, and other tertiary providers, to run mentoring programs where student-led innovations are commercialised, and enable the co-curricular use of the new resource through robotics, engineering, e-gaming, and coding clubs.