Education Program

Education Program

mpavilion Education program

mpavilion Education program

MPavilion is Australia’s leading architecture commission—a cultural laboratory and technological testing ground where students can come together to engage, create and share.

The MPavilion Education Program offers students the opportunity to encounter first-hand the contemporary, experimental architecture of the MPavilion initiative. Located within the beautiful surrounds of the Queen Victoria Gardens, our inquiry-based program is FREE of charge, caters to primary and secondary students and includes both discussion and making-based session options. We aim to be as responsive as possible and sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of individual groups. 

Our goal is to showcase architecture and design as exciting and accessible fields of possibility that young people can engage in with confidence. We champion student curiosity, value bold ideas and provide a supportive environment for students to test and expand their knowledge. The MPavilion Education Program is guided by the belief that the ideas students bring to MPavilion are just as important as the ones they find there. All MPavilion Education Program sessions and resources are aligned with the Victorian and Australian curriculums.

Bookings for the 2022–23 MPavilion Education Program are now open. Please see below for details on how to book.

student programs
inquire

An INQUIRE session introduces students to MPavilion, architectural practice and big design ideas. Students will focus on the 2022–23 MPavilion by Bangkok-based Thai architect Rachporn Choochuey for all(zone) as a subject for open-ended questioning and supported discussion. 

This program is recommended for students from Grade 4 to Year 10.

Duration: 60 minutes

student programs
create

A CREATE session introduces students to the MPavilion initiative, contemporary architecture and big design ideas. Students will focus on the 2022–23 MPavilion by Bangkok-based Thai architect Rachaporn Choochuey for all(zone). Discussion and inquiry are complemented by a hands-on design activity using materials and techniques derived directly from the 2022–23 MPavilion design.

This program is recommended for students from Grade 4 to Year 10.

resources

Each MPavilion is accompanied by a dedicated Education Kit aligned to the Victorian and Australian curriculums. Please visit the 2022–23 MPavilion Education Kit and the 2014-21 MPavilion Education Kit Library to view and download.

group visitation guidelines

contact and
Feedback

We want to receive feedback and input from the community of students, teachers and families who engage with the MPavilion Education Program. Please submit your ideas, opinions, compliments and suggestions to education@mpavilion.org


Contact:
E: education@mpavilion.org
P: (03) 9413 2770

statement of commitment
to child safety

MPavilion is fully committed to child safety. We want all children to feel safe, and happy and be empowered as active participants in our programs. We support and respect all children as well as our staff, contractors, volunteers and visitors. We maintain zero tolerance for child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures. We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we adhere to rigorously and at all times.

  • MPavilion is committed to preventing child abuse by identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks.
  • MPavilion has robust human resources and recruitment practices to reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing board members, staff, contractors and volunteers.
  • MPavilion is committed to regularly educating our board members, staff and volunteers on child abuse risks, and we have specific policies and procedures in place that support them to achieve these commitments.
  • MPavilion is committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe and accessible environment for children with a disability.
  • MPavilion maintains zero tolerance for racism and any other prejudicial discrimination based on sexuality, gender, ability or identity.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.