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. It also celebrates excellent teaching by recognising annual recipients of ABP Teaching Awards.
The sections below align with the ABP Teaching Award descriptors, which in turn align with 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. Each section includes quotations from students, drawn from ABP Student Choice Teaching Award nominations. The perspectives of learners offer particularly revealing descriptions of great teaching for built environment disciplines.
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.
Organised Learning Experiences
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.
Approaches to assessment and feedback that foster independent learning.
Respect and support for the development of students as individuals.
The University of Melbourne offers a great variety of resources and supports to all staff who are involved in teaching and teaching-related activities.