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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. All teaching staff are warmly invited to attend – session attendance contributes to the Tertiary Teaching Expectations framework.In 2017, the theme was 'Changing the way we think about teaching.'