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Dr Richard Tucker
Through evidence-based innovation, Richard is internationally recognised as a specialist in the
pedagogy of collaborative and sustainable design. His research has been acknowledged through a
Carrick Citation and the WJC Banks Award as the most outstanding teacher at Deakin in 2007.
Richard’s teaching leadership was recently recognised by his appointment as Associate Head of School
Teaching and Learning and by his admission as a Fellow of the Deakin College of Distinguished Educators.
CareerBachelor of Science – General Architectural Studies (2:1 Honours) (Bath) 1989 Bachelor of Architecture (1st Class Honours) (Bath) 1992
Doctor of Philosophy (Bath) 2000
General Certificate in Higher Education (Deakin) (2007)
Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Head of School - Deakin 2002 to present.
Key publicationsTucker (2008) “The Impact of Assessment Modes on Collaborative Group Design Projects” in Frankland, S. (ed) Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Assessment: Deriving an Appropriate Model. Assessment Series Volume Two, pp. 72-85. Hong Kong: the Assessment Resource Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Tucker (2008) Learning Style Drift: Correlation between Built Environment Students’ Learning Styles and the Learning Styles of their Teachers Journal for Education in the Built Environment Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 68-79 U.K.
Tucker, R., Fermelis, J. and Palmer, S. (In Print) Designing, Implementing and Evaluating a Self-and-Peer Assessment Tool for E-learning Environments in Spratt, C and Lajbcygier, P. (ed) E-Learning and Advanced Assessment Technologies: Evidence-Based Approache pp. Australia
Tucker (2007) Southern Drift: The Learning Styles of First and Third Year Students of the Built Environment Architectural Science Review Vol. 50, Issue 3, pp. Australia
Tucker, R. and Rollo, J. (2006) Teaching and Learning in Collaborative Group Design Projects Architectural Engineering and Design Management 2, pp. 19-30 Earthscan / James and James, United Kingdom
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Professional activitiesArchitect - U.K. Bristol, Bath and London 1992 - 2002. Global Adventurer - 2001-2002.
2005. Establishing Best-Practice Principles for the Teaching of Group Design Projects, Strategic Teaching and Learning Grant Scheme (STALGS). Project Leader. $31,000
2006. Enhancing Independent Experiential Learning for International Undergraduate Students, STALGS. Project Leader. $31,000
2007. Fair Assessment and Reflective Learning: A cross-faculty online self-and-peer-assessment tool for teamwork assignments. STALGS. Project Leader. $34,186
2008. Negotiating Flexible Learning: A Tool for Matching Learners’ and Teachers’ Perceptions and Expectations of Flexible Pedagogies. STALGS. Project Leader. $38,000
Teaching areasDesign and Building Environmental Studies with an emphasis on sustainable dwellings.