A Victoria U block teaching architect exits

Ian Solomonides is leaving VU

The DVC Learning and Teaching confirmed late yesterday that he is retiring, with plans to move to far north Queensland.

Professor Solomonides, with Director, L&T Trish McCluskey are the “founding and lead architects” of the much observed and admired VU block teaching model.

The block teaching model uses small-group teaching for intensive study of one subject at a time which is completed before students progress to their next one. ‘The block’ changes everything, be it teaching, research, administration, services, systems, policies, or procedures,” they wrote in CMM last year (Feb 2).