John Hurst's Teaching Interests
Learning can be defined as the relatively permanent change
in an individual's behavior or behavior potential (or capability)
as a result of experience or practice. Teaching can be
thought of as the purposeful direction and management of the
I have a page of
Some Quotable Teaching Quotes.
Makes for some interesting reading, and sets the scene for some of
the initiatives I am trying to pursue in the teaching arena.
This topic is better covered under my research section, but I
include a few links here to interesting articles.
Previous Teaching Commitments
Note: links to specific teaching pages have been removed, as I
have now retired.
- Social Issues
2007: CSE3323 (guest lecture on software engineering)
- Project Subjects
2008: FIT3036 Computer Science Project
2006: CSE4001, Software Engineering Project (all year unit)
Previous years: 2005
2004: Patrick Frey, honours project
2004: CSE3301, Third Year Project
2003: CSE3301, Third Year Project
2001: CSE1370, Advanced Projects Level 1
2000: CSE1370, Advanced Projects Level 1
- Operating Systems
2014: FIT2070 Operating Systems
2010: FIT3042 Unix Tools
2010: FIT2022 Computer Systems 2: Previous years: 2008, 2007
2001: CSE2302 Operating Systems: Previous years: 2001,2000,1999
- Software Engineering
2010: FIT3013 Formal Methods in Software Engineering:
Previous years: 2009,2008,2007,2006,2005,2004,2003,2002
1998: CSC441 Formal Methods in Software Engineering
1997: CSC2050, Software Engineering 1, Object-Oriented Software
1993-6: CSC3080, Software Engineering 2,
OO methodology and Formal Specification
- Programming Languages
1996-7: CSC431, New Programming Language Paradigms
(persistent programming languages).
- Computer Architecture
2010: FIT9005 Computer Systems and Networks
2008: FIT1001 Computer Systems 1
1989-92: CS1020 First year course on computer architecture
1988-9: Honours course in Computer Architecture
1981-4: CS C11 (ANU) A second course on computer architecture.
- Compiler Construction
1990-6: CSC3170 Compiler construction
1981-4: CS C14 Compiler Design, using Llama (YACC derivative)
- Computer Science
2017: FIT2085: I tutored in this unit, Introduction to Computer
Science for Engineers.
I have completed the
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, run by
the Higher Education and Development Unit.
Higher Education Partnerships in Communication and Information
Technology is a Monash University group, established in early
1994. HEPCIT provides a forum for discussions about the use of
technology in teaching and learning, and is open to all Monash
University staff. (from the web page)
Note that the distribution of teaching materials is restricted by
copyright. Monash has an
on the use of copyright materials via the Internet.