Natural and Built Environments Education

This strand facilitates the investigation, expansion and evaluation of contemporary teaching research and practice. Aligned with UniSA’s Crossing the HorizonStrategic Plan 2013 – 2018, student experience, engagement and student-centred approaches are at the core of all activities. Based on the high importance of Teaching and Learning research and development, focus areas include the following:

■ Development of experiential and learning technologies such as: unmanned aerial vehicle for use in environmental      sciences; augmented/virtual reality facilities for use in construction management and environmental sciences
■ Project-based learning pedagogies
■ Development of professional skills and team building
■ Digital learning initiatives
■ Effectiveness of flipping classrooms
■ Effectiveness of Teaching-Research Nexus in Engineering Postgraduate programs in facilitating student learning
■ Evaluation of effectiveness of field experiences
■ Program roadmap development to guide student progression through undergraduate engineering programs
■ Value of constructive alignment

Innovation within teaching and learning is important. Equally important is the measurement of successful implementation of research outcomes by a wide audience, such as new and ongoing grants along with high quality publications and conference presentations.

The strand strives for collaboration amongst centre academic staff, alongside other UniSA Teaching andLearning Units and external Higher Education research organisations.

Strand Leader: Professor Julie Mills (Acting)

Key Contacts:

Dr Faisal Ahammed
Mr Tom Benn
Dr Ian Clark*
Dr Paul Corcoran
Mr Mark Ellis
Ms Debbie Frisby
Ms Jaqueline Jepson
Dr Ki Pyung Kim
Dr Konstantinos Kirytopoulos*
Dr Tony Ma
Dr Li Meng
Prof Julie Mills
Ms Deb Moulton
Dr Jorge Ocoa Paniagua

Ms Liz Smith
Prof Paul Sutton*
Prof John van Leeuwen 

* denotes Adjunct staff


Areas of study and research

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