BEL+T Research Collaboration

BEL+T is a unique group in Australia, and a rarity in the world.  We are very interested to discuss built environments learning and teaching research, and your emerging questions and ideas too. Our experience spans a number of scales, modes of translation and outcomes. We work with colleagues and stakeholders from within the Faculty and University, as well as from across the world.

Get in touch with us to discuss potential collaboration or feedback on your research ideas. Explore the different ways that BEL+T can support you below.

  • Subject-level Teaching Innovation

    BEL+T is available to support or review scholarship of subject-level pedagogy and/or curriculum development. We can help you:

    1. Frame a project in the context of contemporary research and scholarship;
    2. Review and evaluate changes to pedagogy and/or curriculum;
    3. Prepare a research ethics application for projects involving students; and
    4. Consider venues for publication.

    Valuable lessons emerge from individual subjects and good ideas are often developed to solve specific challenges. BEL+T is keen to promote and share this work across ABP, and with the wider scholarly community of teaching and learning.

    Please get in touch if you would like to discuss BEL+T’s role as a potential co-investigator and/or co-author on research. If you are interested in working with us, we can be contacted at

    Projects in these areas have drawn on this approach:

    1. Learning Design
    2. Design Teaching Practices
    3. Student Identity and Agency
  • Emerging Approaches in the Faculty

    Much of BEL+T’s research activity involves projects that investigate emerging teaching approaches across built environment disciplines. We explore practices and concerns that cross disciplines such as Architecture; Landscape Architecture; Construction Management; Urban Planning; Urban Design; Property; Urban and Cultural Heritage and others of our comprehensive Faculty.  This allows us to identify the ways in which emerging education issues impact built environment professionals and scholars in unique ways.

    BEL+T can contribute to projects that aim to understand or translate emerging issues for built environments education, and can deliver evidence-informed advice focussed on these disciplines and learning cultures.

    Projects in these areas have drawn on this approach:

    1. Assessment + Feedback
    2. Supportive Learning Environments
    3. Site + Place for BE Learning
  • Contributions to the Bigger Picture

    BEL+T is able to position built environments learning and teaching issues within the broader context of higher education practices. A perspective that includes disciplinary and sector-wide challenges allows us to better understand the context of our disciplines, as well as to translate the innovations that emerge from a focus on 'space/s' and 'making' to a larger scale.

    We also contribute to projects that focus within built environment discipline areas by bringing a deep understanding of the higher education context to discussions focussed on the fabric of the built environments and their production.

    BEL+T can collaborate on projects to contextualise built environments education in both higher education and/or disciplinary contexts. This can benefit student learning from across higher education institutions, as well as contribute to the built environments we all share. These approaches can deliver findings and research impact to a wide audience.

    Projects in these areas have drawn on this approach:

    1. Learning Design
    2. Employability + Connection to Industry