profile icon
Dr

Pippa Soccio

Lecturer In Teaching & Learning
Studio pedagogy
Focus groups
Acoustics
evaluation of teaching
Thermal Comfort
survey design
Lighting
mixed methods
Air Quality
Pippa Soccio's Profile Picture
Dr

Pippa Soccio

 
Division
Architecture, Building And Planning
 
Primary Interest
Built Environment Education
Pippa Soccio's Profile Picture
Dr

Pippa Soccio

 

Dr Pippa Soccio is a Lecturer in Teaching and Learning with the Built Environment Learning and Teaching (BEL+T) group in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning (ABP). She is an ABP Alumna, having completed two undergraduate degrees, a PhD in architecture and a Graduate Certificate in University of Teaching.

Prior to commencing her PhD she worked in architectural practice.Pippa is passionate about effective teaching and learning. For her PhD she developed a post occupancy evaluation tool for measuring indoor environment quality in schools. This research is significant as learning spaces with poor acoustics, air quality, thermal comfort and lighting can impact on effective teaching and learning as students can't hear, think or concentrate in class, or are absent due to illness that is caused/exacerbated by unhealthy spaces.From 2015-2019 Pippa was a Research Fellow with the Learning Environments applied Research Network (LEaRN) and managed the Towards Effective Learning Environments (TELE) in Catholic Schools project, which evaluated the pedagogical effectiveness of learning spaces in 43 primary and secondary schools. TELE is the largest known study (nationally and international) to have evaluated the relationships between the built environment and the practices, activities and behaviours of school students and teachers. The TELE results were used to develop guidelines for the design and use of Catholic schools.In 2019 Pippa received an ongoing appointment as Lecturer in ABP with the BEL+T group, working with staff to improve teaching quality and student engagement using research into best practice contemporary built environment pedagogy.Pippa continues to practice architectural design through ongoing involvement in house renovations. In 2016 she managed a complete rebuild of her 1950s weatherboard home, with the finished product being recognised by Moreland City Council as an exemplary design that addresses sustainability, multi-generational housing and opportunities to age in place.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 11 most recent scholarly works by Pippa Soccio.

Credentials

Positions


Lecturer In Teaching & Learning

Architecture, Building And Planning

Deputy Chair

St Hildas College Board

Education


University Teaching

University of Melbourne

Architecture: Building Science

University of Melbourne

Architecture

University of Melbourne

Planning & Design (Architecture)

University of Melbourne