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Overview

Current Work

I am an Associate Professor and Head of Discipline, Architecture and Design. Prior to this position I was Program Director, Urban and Environmental Planning. I have 20 years of industry experience and have worked across three Australia universities, joining Griffith University in 2006. The sustained quality of my learning and teaching is recognised nationally: Teaching Excellence Award and Citation (2015), Griffith Award for Teaching Excellence (2014). These awards recognise my leadership in higher education, including my contribution to Planning education. I have driven significant improvements in students’ academic engagement, performance and experience by designing, implementing and evaluating an effective Studio pedagogy in the Planning discipline at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. In my leadership role, I have fostered effective and sustainable learning environments that intentionally scaffolds the success of diverse students and develops graduates with high levels of professional judgment. I have influenced educational practices through my leadership of the OLT funded Planning Studio for the 21st Century project. Studio teaching is a successful vehicle for achieving student engagement and success, indicated by high class attendance, lower failure rates and student experiences. I am active in leading the scholarship of learning and teaching and am a strong contributor to the field.  

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Expertise Keywords

  • housing and an ageing population
  • housing and social histories
  • placemaking
  • studio pedagogy

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 78 (Other: 78)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Contribution to Learning and Teaching

Caryl received an Australian Award for University Teaching, Teaching Excellence Award for the Priority Area for 2015 – High impact intervention for progression, retention and attainment. Caryl has driven significant improvements in her students’ academic engagement, performance and retention by designing, implementing and evaluating an effective “quality at scale” Studio Pedagogy in the Planning discipline. In her leadership role as Planning Studio Master, she has fostered an effective and sustainable learning environment that intentionally scaffolds the success of diverse students and develops graduates with sophisticated design capabilities and high levels of professional judgement. More broadly, she has influenced educational practices in the planning discipline through her leadership of the Office of Learning and Teaching Planning Studio for the 21st Century project which has established and evaluated a ‘quality at scale’ Planning Studio curriculum framework to inform practice across both undergraduate and postgraduate contexts. Dr Bosman is active in developing the scholarship of learning and teaching within the planning discipline and is a strong contributor to the field through the development of curriculum frameworks and resources and conducting invited professional development and program reviews across the sector. Dr Bosman also received an OLT Citation in 2015. See: https://youtu.be/tu5PrVh14g0 and https://youtu.be/MJjvMvaf7Ls  

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is fundamentally a process of designing and delivering fit-for-purpose learning environments that connect students to:
• the discipline; goal of achieving workplace readiness and sense of purpose (through studio assessment), measured by student attainment and an improvement in the mean mark and lower failure rates;
• the University; goal of developing strong alumni relationships and sense of resourcefulness, demonstrated by first year retention and progression measured by engagement;
• each other; goal of achieving strong peer learning relationships measured by qualitative and quantitative student evaluations and retention.

These strategies and goals align with Griffith University’s Strategic Plan and Academic Plan 2013-17 and are informed by my student-centred teaching philosophy: an holistic integration of disciplinary knowledge and collaboration. My role is to develop rapport, give a high degree of feedback and be both available and accessible to students. My planning studios are project driven, with students using real world problems to learn the processes and practices that professionals use to deliver successful outcomes, and consequently emulate real world planning and consulting processes. This process of learning-in-action is aligned with and supported by a studio curricula that is structured around just-in-time development of knowledge, skill and structured formative feedback that provides ‘planners in training’ with an explicit sense of their growing competence, confidence and identity. Assessment design is purposefully aligned with this structure and replicates the development of a project in professional practice. In this environment teachers are required to be ‘role agile’ and function as behavioural models, coaches, facilitators and managers. Attention is given to developing a studio culture that is both engaging and enjoyable and peer-learning is encouraged to develop a community of professional learners. Reflection on studio processes and professional practices builds students’ self-regulation and awareness and encourages them to take increasing responsibility.
 

Current and Past Courses

  • Introductory Planning Studio (1027ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Introductory Planning Studio (1027ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Development Processes Studio (2067ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Development Processes Studio (2067ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Planning Practicum 20 (4017ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Development Processes Studio (2067ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Development Processes Studio (2067ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Planning Practicum 20 (4017ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Development Processes Studio (2067ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Development Processes Studio (2067ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Adv Dev Process Studio (7128ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Adv Dev Process Studio (7128ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Introductory Planning Studio (1027ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Development Processes Studio (2067ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Development Processes Studio (2067ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Introductory Planning Studio (1027ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Introductory Planning Studio (1027ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Development Processes Studio (2067ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Development Processes Studio (2067ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Introductory Planning Studio (1027ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Introductory Planning Studio (1027ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Development Processes Studio (2067ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Development Processes Studio (2067ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Introductory Planning Studio (1027ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Introductory Planning Studio (1027ENV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Introductory Planning Studio (1027ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Development Processes Studio (2067ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Development Processes Studio (2067ENV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Development Processes Studio (2067ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Introductory Planning Studio (1027ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Introductory Planning Studio (1027ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Introductory Planning Studio (1027ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Introductory Planning Studio (1027ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Development Processes Studio (2067ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Development Processes Studio (2067ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Introductory Planning Studio (1027ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Introductory Planning Studio (1027ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Development Processes Studio (2067ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Development Processes Studio (2067ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Background

Bio

Caryl Bosman (Dip.Arch., B.Arch(hons), PhD, SFHEA, MPIA) is an Associate Professor in the Architecture and Design programs in the School of Engineering and Built Environment. She has worked in architectural practices in South Africa, London and Adelaide and taught in both architectural and planning degree programs. She joined Griffith University in 2006 after completing her PhD in 2005 and undertaking two semesters of sessional teaching at the University of South Australia. Her current research interest focus on public space, tactical urbanism and the provision of housing for an ageing population. Since joining Griffith Caryl has taught planning studio at both first and second year levels and she has held a wide range of leadership positions.  

Education and Training

  • BArch Bachelor of Architecture, University of South Australia 1996
  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, University of South Australia 2005

Academic experience

  • Discipline Head, Urban and Environmental Planning, Griffith University 2016 -
  • Associate Professor, Griffith University 2017 -
  • Senior Lecturer, Griffith University 2011 - 2016
  • Lecturer, Griffith University 2006 - 2010
  • Sessional teacher, University of South Australia 2005 - 2005
  • Head of Discipline, 2016 - Present
  • NTEU Representative, 2011 - Present
  • Studio Learning and teaching Leader, 2013 - 2016

Awards and Honours

  • Australian Awards for University Teaching, Teaching Excellence Award, Office of Learning and Teaching, Australian Government 2015 - 2015
  • Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, Office of Learning and Teaching, Australian Government 2015 - 2015
  • Best Lecturer Award, The Golden Key International Honour Society Griffith University Chapter 2014 - 2014
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching, Griffith University 2014 -

Professional experience

  • Graduate Architect, Taylor Cullity Lethlean, Adelaide 1996 - 1997
  • Graduate Architect, Flightpath Architects, Adelaide 1998 - 1998
  • Architectural, Private Architectural Practice 1999 - 2000

Professional memberships

  • SFHEA Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy 2017 -
  • MPIA Member, Planning Institute of Australia 2006 -
  • UDIA Member, Urban Development Institute of Australia 2006 - 2015
  • UDAL Member, Urban Design Alliance 2006 - 2012