Making Effective Use of Your Teaching Space

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Seminar Room 6.30, Level 6, FBE Building 111 Barry Street, Parkville

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Tessa Brinley

  • Improving Teaching

"Making Effective Use of Your Teaching Space"

This workshop will explore teaching strategies that can be employed in collaborative learning environments (physical and virtual) that suit a blended format. You will be exposed to the varied experiences students have of these spaces and what opportunities lie for you as lecturers to leverage these spaces and experiences.    

This workshop suits academics interested in the interactions between the varied physical and virtual collaborative learning spaces available across the Faculty and to rethink ways in which you and your students could work in these spaces and design them for more active and engaged teaching and learning.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the interactions between physical (e.g., classrooms, library project rooms, social spaces, residence) and virtual spaces (e.g., LMS, social networks), formal and informal spaces, and their impact on student learning.
  • Explain the disconnect between traditional classroom spaces design and active and collaborative learning practices.
  • Apply clear, active and collaborative learning and teaching strategies and tools to your teaching.


Dr. Andy Wear is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education at the Williams Centre for Learning Advancement. He has worked in a number of Australian universities both as an academic and leading large-scale teaching and learning transformation projects, with a particular focus on digital and hybrid learning environments. He specialises in learning experience design, assessment design, digital pedagogies, philosophy of education, as well as academic leadership and development. Andy is an experienced facilitator of workshops and training supporting these capabilities.

Dr. Angelito Calma is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education at the Williams Centre for Learning Advancement. He designs and delivers various professional development programs to support business academics at various stages of their career. He is also responsible for managing the Faculty’s quality assurance initiatives in relation to AACSB accreditation. Angelito has more than 20 years of experience teaching management subjects, particularly business analysis, decision science and quantitative methods in business.