Nine Principles Guiding Teaching and Learning

Nine educational principles underpin the University of Melbourne’s teaching and learning objectives. These principles represent the shared view within the University of the processes and conditions that contribute to first-class higher education.

The nine principles were first adopted by the University’s Academic Board in 2002. This renewed edition of the document reflects the bold changes the University has undergone since then with the implementation of the Melbourne Model.

Many elements of the nine principles are embedded in the philosophy of the Melbourne Model. The provision of a cohort experience, the breadth component, research-led teaching, attention to the physical and intellectual learning environment, knowledge transfer opportunities: these features of the Melbourne Model incorporate the nine principles on a structural level, reinforcing their importance and the University’s commitment to them.

Authors: Gabrielle Baldwin, Richard James, Kelly Farrell and Marcia Devlin.

Published: 2007

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Teaching in practice

Teaching in practice