What is the Melbourne Practice and Partnership Framework?

The Melbourne Practice and Partnership Framework (Melbourne PPF) is proposed as a guide for the development and delivery of experiential learning opportunities within curricula at the University of Melbourne. The framework identifies four domains of activity that support students to apply their knowledge in authentic settings. Many of the domains provide opportunities for students and academics to partner with external organisations in teaching and learning activities.

Download (UoM staff only)Melbourne Practice and Partnerships Framework Discussion Paper(PDF )

The discussion paper presents the Melbourne PPF, including concrete examples of how each domain of activity could be manifest in curricula and lists of common teaching and learning activities aligned with each domain. The framework will hopefully help staff to identify ways in which they can create teaching, learning and assessment opportunities that allow students to:

The discussion paper also outlines a number of pedagogical, administrative and practical challenges associated with a whole-of-University adoption of the PPF.

Aims of the Melbourne Practice and Partnership Framework

The aims of the framework are to:


All staff of the University are invited to provide feedback on the proposed framework.

All feedback and enquiries about the discussion paper and framework should be sent by Friday November 30th, 2018 to:

Jacqui Williams (Project Lead, Curriculum and Credentialling)

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