The new PLaCE Self-assessment Tool offers a tailored approach to identifying your teaching development needs and for locating the most appropriate professional development opportunities and resources for your personal and professional goals as an educator at Macquarie.

Created by the Learning and Teaching Staff Development Team, the tool is designed to help you identify areas for developing your practice across the five domains of Macquarie’s Professional Learning and Capability Enhancement (PLaCE) Framework:

  1. Learning and teaching scholarship
  2. Student learning and support
  3. Curriculum and assessment
  4. Reflection and feedback on practice
  5. Developing self and others

When you use the PLaCE tool, you will be asked a series of reflective questions to gain a comprehensive understanding of your strengths as well as areas that call for further development.

Once you complete the self-assessment, you will be given targeted recommendations that align with your individual capability developmental needs. Whether that’s refining pedagogical techniques, enhancing leadership, or honing technological skills, the resources curated by PLaCE cater to a diverse range of educational professional needs at all levels whether you are just getting started in your teaching career, becoming more accomplished or taking on service and leadership roles.

The Professional Learning and Capability Enhancement (PLaCE) Framework sets out the capabilities for the professional practice of teaching and teaching support at Macquarie. It situates student learning at the centre of Macquarie’s education practice, recognising the need for staff to enhance their own learning for this purpose. Read more about the PLaCE Framework.


If you have any feedback or suggestions for enhancing the PLaCE Self-assessment Tool please email us, we’d love to hear from you.

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Posted by L&T Development

The Learning and Teaching Staff Development team works with staff across the University to ensure they are supported to facilitate quality learning for students. This includes offering professional development, contributing to curriculum and assessment design, recognising and rewarding good practice, supporting peer review of teaching, and leading scholarly reflection. Email with questions or requests.

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