Personal details

Name
Dr Shannon Satherley
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer in Design
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Design Office,
Landscape Architecture
Discipline *
Architecture, Other Built Environment and Design
Phone
+61 7 3138 2467
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Creative Arts (University of Wollongong), Master of Landscape Architecture (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Australian Institute of Landscape Architects: Registered Landscape Architect (2014 to present).
Keywords

landscape, landscape architecture, landscape meaning, post-industrial landscapes

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Since 2003 I have taught across undergraduate and postgraduate design programs at QUT, with a focus on design studios taught with external communities and clients, both in remote communities, and with urban partner organisations.

A visual artist as well as a Registered Landscape Architect, and have been teaching design studios incorporating creative arts methods in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse since 2014, and with Economic Development Queensland.

My research broadly concerns the conception of landscape – or place – meaning, with a focus on creative arts approaches to design, design in post-industrial landscapes, and the pedagogy of authentic design learning.

This information has been contributed by Dr Shannon Satherley.

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy, Aims and Activities

I believe good teaching enables students to engage with their own learning, providing a scaffolding of clear tasks and goals, and a flexible structure encouraging safe experimentation, linked to real world situations. Since 2003 I have co-ordinated and taught at QUT at all undergraduate year levels, at Masters level, across disciplines and Schools, from small to massive classes, and in a range of subject areas from theoretical to applied, with a specialisation in studio teaching in landscape architecture.

Real World Learning Experiences in the Community

By involving design (and engineering) students in an ongoing series of real world community projects and the application of related strategies in on-campus teaching, I create learning environments fostering the development of the active, interactive and independent learning skills characteristic of deep learning. Student feedback suggests many design students do not perceive strong links between the content of university curricula and its application in the real world of professional practice. This contributes to their disengagement with learning. One of my core teaching values is that making and experiencing connections between university-based learning and the real world provides crucial cognitive and applied skills development, as well as benefitting the university and wider community. In response I create opportunities for student immersion in real world learning environments, and design learning tasks assisting them to understand these

This information has been contributed by Dr Shannon Satherley.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Awarded a prestigious 2011 ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning`For the creation of innovative real world community-based learning environments fostering engaged, active and interactive student learning in design'.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Awarded the QUT Vice Chancellor's Excellence Award 2011`For Learning and Teaching, and Innovative and Creative Practice.'
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Awarded a QUT Vice Chancellor's Performance Award (team) for 'Sustainable Futures by Design' project 'Get EnGulfed: Normanton2020'.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2009
Details
Awarded a QUT Vice Chancellor's Performance Award for 'Sustainable Futures by Design' real world teaching and research through community engagement.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2008
Details
Leader of partnership awarded the prestigious national Business/Higher Education Round Table 'Award for Best Community Engagement' for real world action research project 'Sustainable Futures by Design'. Partners: QUT, Port of Brisbane Corporation,Burnett Mary Regional Group.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2008
Details
Awarded a QUT Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering Dean's Excellence Award for 'Engaging with the Community'.
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2010
Details
Awarded a Faculty of BEE Small Teaching & Learning Grant of $4273.50 for Changing Relationships 2: Engaging Students and Staff in the Design Studio.
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2009
Details
Awarded a Faculty of BEE Small Teaching & Learning Grant (collaborative) of $15,000.00 for The Affective Dimension in Engaging Built Environment Students in the Project-Based Learning Context (Changing Relationships 1).
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2008
Details
Awarded a Faculty of BEE External Relations Grant of $7,500.00 for Linking Karumba: Creating Sustainable Connections (Sustain-able Futures by Design).
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2007
Details
Awarded a QUT Engagement Innovation Grant of $20,000.00 for An Innovative Model for Engagement: Integrated Solutions to Sustainable Growth in Coastal Queensland (Sustainable Futures by Design).