Built Environment Education

Built Environment Education is one of the most successful areas for research within the school. Over the last 10 years, there has been discipline-based investigation of learning and teaching in the built environment subject communities of Architecture, Construction Management, Landscape and Urban Planning. Researchers in the school have been leaders and investigators of Category 1 grant funded projects.

Primary aims

  • To support academics in enhancing the quality and effectiveness of their teaching
  • To facilitate the identification, analysis and dissemination of information on good educational practices
  • To stimulate and facilitate communication on innovative teaching
  • Provide opportunities for staff development
  • Advance discipline-based research on learning and teaching
  • Promote stronger links between research, scholarship, teaching and practice

Method and application

The focus of the group is research carried out with rigor: empirical studies, quantitative or qualitative, investigating substantive data, and applying, examining, and extending methodology derived from educational research and research in other social science disciplines. Such studies aim to provide scholarly insights through methodological rigor and relevant and important results.

The group aims to promote stronger links between academia and practice and to expand the international community of educators in the built environment. As a means for disseminating pedagogic knowledge throughout the community of educators, BEER thereby aims to provide a stronger intellectual basis for practice.

Associated staff

Contact us

Assoc Professor Richard Tucker
Group coordinator
Email: richard.tucker@deakin.edu.au 
Phone: +61 3 522 78308

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