James Helal

Open Award for Excellence in Teaching

As a Lecturer in Construction Management, James coordinates a core undergraduate subject for the Construction Major in the Bachelor of Design titled Principles of Building and a core postgraduate subject for the Master of Construction Management titled Materials and Structures. For both these subjects, James has integrated innovative learning approaches, particularly using project-based learning techniques and adaptive online learning modules, and has sustained excellent student satisfaction levels, as evidenced by his historically high Subject Experience Survey (SES) results.

The committee was impressed with James’ unique approach to learning and teaching – one that influences, motivates and inspires students to learn. James’ teaching practices actively contribute to the Faculty’s strategic goal to provide outstanding education to enable the next generation of built environment professionals.