Events and Opportunities
Learning Environments and the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education offer Designing for Learning with Technology workshopsNews
This workshop series is designed for those teaching and academic specialists who are interested in researching their own curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment (TLA) practices.News
MSD students exhibited in Chateau of Chambord 500 year celebration exhibition in France.News
On Wednesday 26 June, Michael Mack was presented with the Student Choice Award for Sessional Teachers 2018. Congratulations Michael!News
Learning Environments have recently launched a winter series of five evenings focused on video storytelling. Researcher, teacher, professional, or passionate storyteller alike, everyone is welcome to come along and get inspired.News
Melbourne CSHE recently hosted a higher education policy discussion The Purpose of Higher Education and How Its Funding Can Be Sustainable.News
Learning Environments has been providing Canvas and Kaltura workshops for nominated staff involved in the Semester 2, 2019 Canvas pilot. These workshops are now open to all teaching staff.News
A team of ABP Students, led by Dr Sofia Colabella, was awarded the bronze medal at the 2019 Tongji International Construction Festival and 2019 "Fengyuzhu" Plastic Polypropylene Sheet Competition. Congratulations!News
A 40-minute online mental health training program has been developed by Counsellors from Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for staff who need to know the essentials in supporting students experiencing mental health problems on campus.News
We are keen to hear about the experiences of ABP sessional teaching staffNews
Find out more about the why, when and how of our move to a new Learning Management System (LMS).News
The pilot BEL+T Sessional Session took place on Wednesday April 10. The focus was on Teaching for Inclusive Learning and it was terrific to share a focus and ideas with staff who are teaching, and supporting teaching and students, as well as student representatives.News
A team of Master of Property first year students from the University of Melbourne, led by Dr Georgia Warren-Myers, has received an Honorable Mention at the Argus University Challenge 2019.News
It is great to celebrate colleagues’ success, and two ABP projects funded through the 2019 Learning and Teaching Initiative grants (Round 1). These projects were both successful in the FlexAP-focussed Intensive, Summer and Winter stream.Dr Siqing Chen has received a grant to redevelop ABPL90319 GIS in Planning, Design and Development;Prof Michele Acuto, Dr Ihnji Jon and Dr Derlie Mateo-Babiano have received a grant to develop a new subject focussing on City Leadership and international urban planning approaches, and aligned to the Connected Cities Lab.News
A team of Masters students from the Melbourne School of Design have won the 2019 CoreNet Global Academic Challenge 4.0 in Hong Kong.News
The Semester 1 Subject Experience Survey (SES) runs from Monday 20 May to Sunday 9 June.News
Welcome to the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne!
We’re passionate about educating the next generation of built environment professionals. As a sessional staff member, you will play a specific and very important role in this. We value your perspective and experience, and your contributions to the world-recognised education that inspires and enables our graduates to create and influence our world.
The links on this page offer help to a sessional tutor setting up at the beginning of the role, or the beginning of a new semester. This information and links to more resources focus on practical issues, like access to facilities and getting paid.
The ABP Great Teaching page offers information and links to other resources with a focus on the development, delivery and celebration of great teaching in the Built Environment disciplines, and in the Faculty of Architecture Building & Planning. This includes professional development resources offered to sessional tutors, and casual staff, to support the development of teaching practice.
Great Teaching at ABP
Our students come to the University of Melbourne to learn skills and knowledge that they will contribute to built environments all over the world. Great learning experiences are the start of their engagement with these possibilities and great teaching supports that development.
This page offers resources for teaching approaches and skills, and links for new (and experienced) educators to learn more.
The sections below align with the ABP Teaching Award descriptors, which are in turn aligned to the University of Melbourne Awards, and the Australian Awards for University Teaching. They offer us a shared language, access to national discussions of great teaching, and clear challenges as we strengthen these aspects of all our teaching practices. Related quotes from students' for the ABP Student Choice Teaching Award ... perspectives of learners are often the clearest descriptions of all.
Approaches to learning and teaching that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn are a key aspect of great teaching, and encourage students to lead their own learning.
Delivering great teaching in a large and diverse Faculty, and within a complex institution like The University of Melbourne, calls for clear organisation and great communication and planning.
Curricula and resources developed for student learning will relate to the specifics of a subject and discipline but can also draw on wider good practice to reflect a command of the field.
Assessment as Guidance of Learning
Approaches to assessment and feedback that foster independent learning.
Supporting the Development of Individuals
Respect and support for the development of students as individuals.
Developing Your Teaching
The University of Melbourne offers a great variety of resources and supports to all staff who are involved in teaching and teaching-related activities.
The Built Environments Learning + Teaching (BEL+T) group works with staff and students of the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning to improve teaching quality and student engagement. The skills and knowledge that graduates will bring to our future built environments are the focus of our collaborations within and beyond the Faculty. Our work is underpinned by research into best practice contemporary built environment pedagogy.
Contact the BEL+T group at
- Rm 202-206,
Melbourne School of Design / Glyn Davis Building,
Parkville, VIC 3010
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