Teaching with Aesthetics

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Professional Development

Including aesthetics in the teaching can be an effective technique to be incorporated to develop experiential learning. This workshop will introduce academics with the approach of HE teaching to explore how they can include aesthetics into their teaching/learning experience to improve engagement.


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. Andy has a PhD from the University of Tasmania. He specialises in learning experience design, assessment design, digital pedagogies, philosophy of education, as well as academic leadership and development. He has published and presented in these fields both nationally and internationally, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Swinburne University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching and the Australasian Advancing Academic Development Good Practice Awards. Andy is an experienced facilitator of workshops and training supporting these capabilities. Andy is available to support academics in FBE in innovating subject design and applying new pedagogies and assessments to the curriculum.

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 (eg. assurance of learning). An experienced teaching and research academic, Angelito has more than 20 years of experience teaching management subjects, particularly business analysis, decision science and quantitative methods in business. His research interests overlap education and business. He has published in both higher education and business and management journals.