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ABP Teaching Tips and Tricks

posted on 2022-02-03, 00:13 authored by PHILIPPA SOCCIO, KATE TREGLOANKATE TREGLOAN
Sessional (adjunct, casual, part-time) staff account for more than 60% of the teaching workforce in Australian Schools of Architecture (Maroya, et al, 2019). These staff typically come from professional practice, or are graduates undertaking Research Higher Degree study. Despite the significant impact they will have on student learning, most sessional teachers have little or no formal training in pedagogy (Sutherland, 2002).

These figures were developed through a collaborative development project by the Built Environment Learning and Teaching (BEL+T) group, at the University of Melbourne. The project supported selected experienced sessional staff to co-produce a skills-based professional development programme suitable for their less experienced colleagues, but relevant to all teaching staff. These figures summarise recommendations developed through the program, and shared through professional development events for sessional staff and other teachers.