This section of the website is dedicated to sharing good teaching practice of colleagues across the University. We would like to know:
- What works well in your classes?
- How do you engage students?
- How do you get feedback from students throughout your papers?
- How do you assess?
- How do you use technology?
- How do you work with colleagues to ensure coherence of team-taught papers?
- How do you ensure that your teaching is inclusive and facilitates success for Māori students, Pacific students, international students, students with disabilities, and other specific groups of students?
- Are you doing something innovative, or do you know of something innovative happening in your Faculty?
Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can share strategies, methods and tips on what works with colleagues across the university.
Communities of Practice
The Centre for Tertiary Teaching and Learning serves a role in establishing ‘communities of practice’ (CoP) in any major area of teaching and learning across the University based on staff concerns and needs at any given time. This is to create opportunities for staff to meet and interact regularly, and commit to share practice on the areas of concern or interest.
CoP- Disciplinary Foundations Papers
The first community of practice was established in April 2017 to support staff involved in the teaching and administration of Disciplinary Foundations Papers. A group of colleagues who are convening these papers in each faculty came together with a view of sharing concerns and thoughts on designing and teaching of these first year papers. Centre for Tertiary Teaching and Learning (CeTTL) has invited the convenors and teachers to meet up in several sessions so far, and together we hope this will facilitate the smooth introduction of the Disciplinary Foundations papers in the year 2018!
Other Communities of Practice
The Centre for Tertiary Teaching and Learning will establish further communities of practice in coming years in response to need and demand. In 2018, we intend to begin a Work-Integrated Learning CoP, which will focus initially on the design and teaching of the third year Industry Perspective papers.
If you would like to meet someone to discuss the possibilities of establishing a community of practice, please contact email@example.com, and we will get back to you to arrange a convenient time to meet.
Each year, this discussion series includes a range of topics to examine our existing teaching beliefs, including for example the role of technology, different ways of conceptualising assessment practice, and consideration of course content and its presentation. This year’s Teaching Network focuses on the general themes of inclusive education and assessment practice. All staff and PhD students are warmly invited to attend the sessions. Attendance contributes to the Tertiary Teaching Expectations framework.
Please see below for the Teaching Network sessions in 2018. These will be held on the following Thursdays from 1pm to 2pm in B block ground floor room B.G.24.
|26 April||Inclusive teaching with a focus on Maori and Pacific students||How can we make our teaching more culturally inclusive? In this session, colleagues from across the university will respond to this question, with a particular focus on developing environments and practices that are culturally inclusive of Maori and Pacific students.|
|31 May||Integrating Kaupapa Maori into your teaching||What is kaupapa Māori, why is it important and how can this element be incorporated into our regular teaching practice? This session will explore the key areas for consideration around this theme and begin to make linkages between principles and learning environment practice.|
|19 July||Using various types of assessment to promote learning||How can we make assessments a natural part of learning and teaching process? This session aims to focus on what really matters in assessment, that is, student learning. We invite you to come and share your experiences of using various types of assessment.|
|30 August||Making group assessment work|
How do we assess collaborative learning and group work in our papers? This session will explore ways of thinking about group assessment, focusing particularly on issues associated with rubrics, group dynamics, distinguishing between cooperative and collaborative learning, and cultural responsiveness.
|11 October||Engaging students in learning, assessment, and evaluation||Student engagement is multifaceted, and the term has different meanings in different contexts. This session will explore teaching strategies for nurturing greater student engagement across disciplines.|