Dual delivery and the studio: Finding lessons in unusual places
Dr James Thompson
Dr Pippa Soccio
Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
In preparation for dual delivery Semester 1, 2021, the Built Environments Learning and Teaching (BEL+T) group in the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning (ABP) developed ‘Guidance for Dual Delivery’; an online guide anticipating some of the challenges for teaching staff. The guide identifies a set of key considerations: learner equity and access; cohort building and staff and student perceptions. Informed by global scholarship and ABP student perspectives on great teaching, it linked the general guidance of the University with BEL+T’s DIA framework and model developed for ABP, and delivered practical strategies for use by teaching staff.
During semester, staff and student perspectives on dual delivery modes were collected through facilitated discussions, focussing on design studios, and pedagogies of creative disciplines . The productive and candid conversations allowed examination of the complexities and opportunities of a dual delivery studio approach, and implications for teaching activities and student experiences. Findings from the discussions outlined will inform further refinements of the BEL+T guide and may offer translateble perspectives for other disciplines.
This Zoom presentation was part of the Melbourne CSHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2021 held on Tuesday 1 June 2021.