Head of Humanities Faculty: 2016-present // Classroom teacher: 2014-present // Research Assistant at the Assessment Research Centre at the University of Melbourne (five years) // Course adviser at the University of Mebourne (five years)
I teach 21st century skills: creative thinking, critical thinking, communication, collaboration
Hume Graduate Teacher of the Year 2014 // ResourceSmart Teacher of the Year (finalist) 2016.
2013: Master of Teaching (Secondary) University of Melbourne // 2012: Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) University of Melbourne // 2011: Certificate in Arts (Sociology) University of Melbourne // 2009: Master of Arts (Social Policy) Massey University, NZ // 2001: Bachelor of Arts (Hons) 1st Class (Philosophy) University Of Otago, NZ
Ben Lawless is head of Humanities at a P-12 college in Melbourne, Australia. His passions involve creating engaging, interactive learning experiences and developmental assessment. He has created a number of international political simulation games putting students in the role of world leaders to solve various political, environmental and social challenges. He has presented widely on the topics of developmental learning, assessment, well-written rubrics, and using assessment data to target teaching. He has won a number of awards, including Hume’s Graduate Teacher of the Year and being a finalist for ResourceSmart teacher of the year. He provides professional development on assessment, and develops unique games.