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. Our work is underpinned by research into best practice contemporary built environment pedagogy.
Events and Opportunities
AMPS Conference: Teaching Beyond the CurriculumEvent
Call for papers on Sustainability in EducationEvent
Call for Papers: TAD Journal on Coding in Architecture and DesignEvent
Abstracts due soon for Local Cultures | Global Spaces ConferenceEvent
Tuesday 2pm - 3pmUniversal Design for Learning - Learning Environments WorkshopEvent
Equity Recovery - Higher Education In The Post-Pandemic EraEvent
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.
Informed by scholarship and our ongoing engagement with built environments pedagogy, BEL+T developed a relational learning design framework. Discover teaching strategies targeted at the various elements of the DIAgram.
Pedagogy + Practices
Teaching and learning in a built environments discipline include certain challenges associated with our distinctive pedagogical practices. We offer resources and guidance to help you develop quality approaches in this educational context, including online and hybrid environments.
BEL+T Guidance on Generative AI
This guide reviews general advice around generative AI with a focus on specific needs of built environments educators. It addresses the various ways that AI is influencing higher education and professional practice.
Guidance on ESS Questions
The End Subject Survey seeks students’ perceptions of their learning experiences in subjects taught at the University of Melbourne. BEL+T has developed a set of descriptors and tactics for you to consider for subject development.
Detailed guides and resources that can help you leverage digital technologies to enhance teaching and learning.
Check out BEL+T's guides for recording teaching content in the ABP Microstudio.
Multimedia at Home
Explore our detailed resources designed to help you create a range of multimedia content at home.
Explore a wide range of workshops, professional development programs and resources directed towards supporting learning and teaching at the University of Melbourne.
BEL+T workshops investigate key learning and teaching issues with ABP staff. Find out more about upcoming and past workshops.
ABP Teaching Community
The ABP Teaching Community is an online professional development space facilitated by the BEL+T team. Enroll here to access workshop resources.
Learning Environments Training and Workshops
Learning Environments offers a range of practical and needs-based workshops and resources for University of Melbourne teaching staff.
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.
Getting Set Up
Resources and guidance to help you get set up at ABP.
Information and resources for getting paid at ABP.
Getting Access (Space + Facilities)
Information about the various facilities and maker spaces in the ABP Faculty.
Getting Help (Wellbeing + Support)
Various links and resources to wellbeing and support in the ABP faculty.
Learn how to get connected at ABP.
Learn how to get to, and navigate around, the University of Melbourne
BEL+T undertakes and promotes good research on learning and teaching for built environment disciplines. Current research questions and interests, as well as some recent projects and scholarship are included here. You can also find out about our research collaborations.
What approaches or models can support student learning and experiences? What does this mean for teaching practices in built environment disciplines?
Design Teaching Practices
What can emerging practises tell us about the changing nature of design education? What is needed next?
Assessment + Feedback
What is unique about assessment and feedback in built environments disciplines? How might it support student learning more effectively?
Student Identity + Agency
How can we empower students to shape their own identities and exercise agency in their learning experience?
Supportive Learning Environments
How can built environment educators foster supportive learning environments and promote student wellbeing more effectively?
Employability + Connection to Industry
How do built environment graduates' skills relate to industry needs and expectations? How might academic settings promote these more effectively?
Site and Place for Built Environments Learning
What makes a good site visit, and how are they best designed?