The University of Melbourne is moving to a new Learning Management System (LMS). The new Canvas LMS will be implemented as a program of work through 2019 and will be hosting all subjects from the beginning of 2020.News
On Thursday 16 May, Learning Environments held their first session of their story telling evenings. Running across five Thursdays during the winter, these FREE sessions offered by Learning Environments will hopefully inspire and trigger even more authentic and meaningful video storytelling practice across the University. It'd be great to see you thereNews
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
Learning Environments and the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education offer Designing for Learning with Technology workshops >> Register now for upcoming sessions in April and May.News
We are keen to hear about the experiences of ABP sessional teaching staff.To help with this, a brief (5min) survey will be sent in the early weeks, and at the middle and end of semester … different experiences may be relevant to staff at each of these times. This survey forms part of a current research project.News
Events and Opportunities
Learning and Teaching Initiative Grants - Round 2, 2019 - ConsultationEvent
MCSHE Teaching and Learning ConferenceEvent
SSRS - SM2 2019 Sessional Tutors and Studio LeadersEvent
MCSHE May 2019 Teaching and Learning SeminarsEvent
Professional Development WorkshopsEvent
Initiations: Practices of Teaching 1st Year Design in ArchitectureEvent
Learning and Teaching Initiative Grants - Round 2, 2019 - DeadlineEvent
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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