Developing Self and Others: Adept

Here are some ideas to guide your progress through the Developing Self and Others domain of the Professional Learning and Capability Enhancement (PLaCE) Framework:

  • Evaluate your professional teaching development priorities
  • Contribute to the the development of others through mentoring or delivering professional development
  • Create a teaching portfolio to evidence your development and experience

Extend your knowledge of Developing Self and Others:

Identify: Identify 1-3 high impact areas that you would like to improve in the next 12-24 months.
Mentor:Support the development of others through mentoring. This guide for mentors and mentees provides direction in establishing and maintaining mentoring relationships with strategies to avoid common pitfalls. (22-page PDF from Spectrum Academic Mentoring).
Enrol:The Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOC has a module on Academic Mentoring (2-hour free self-paced module).
Complete:Foundations of Effective Mentoring – (Free self-paced course comprised of 3 modules – available via IBM SkillBuild. Content created by Macquarie School of Education).
Join: Join a community of practice to share experiences, and collaborate with and learn from others. Find out more about the Teaching & Leadership Community of Practice, the SWAT Team for Learning Designers, Podcast Discussion Club, and the Learning Technology Research Cluster Group.
Share:Sharing your experience and ideas often helps to clarify and deepen thinking and helps others. You could share with your team/department/faculty or you could share more widely by Writing for TECHE or presenting at the Teaching & Leadership Community of Practice.
Create:Document your teaching achievements by creating a teaching portfolio using this guide. (Drake Institute L&T Website)

Take it to the next level: Contribute to a learning and teaching professional body

Contribute:Join a learning and teaching professional body such as HERDSA, ASCILITE, CAULLT and contribute to the development of others.

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