LTSE Professional Development Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice

Connect with a lively network of peer support to enhance your learning and teaching practice.

We (The Directorate of Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement) welcome and support a range of social learning (Wenger-Trayner & Wenger-Trayner, 2020) opportunities for our colleagues. Communities of Practice provide an ongoing collegial learning partnership in which members engage in a range of activities to further their knowledge and practice within a particular domain. Through these communities of practice, colleagues can connect with a lively network of peer support to enhance their learning and teaching practice.

Wenger-Trayner, E., & Wenger-Trayner, B., (2020). Learning to make a difference: value creation in social learning spaces. Cambridge University Press.

Open to all colleagues with an interest in assessment.

Goals: To create a community of people who share and learn from each other, improve assessment design and feedback, and create new and innovative ways to assess.

Connect: We are a group of people who have come together from across James Cook University and the wider academic community to discuss, share and learn about all things Assessment. Through our community we will share good practices, work together to create new ways of assessing, discuss their implementation and come together to create more efficient and effective feedback approaches. We will develop cross disciplinary relationships to inform and influence assessment design within our broader communities.

Includes: LearnJCU Organisation for sharing resources, ideas and discussion.

Contact LTSE Admin to be added to the network.

Open to everyone involved in teaching and learning.

Goals: Share experiences, practice, problems and solutions around teaching and learning quantitative skills within all discipline areas across JCU at all levels.

Connect: We meet for an informal BYO lunch coordinated between Townsville and Cairns campuses several times during the year. As well as general conversation, each lunch has a theme of interest for focussed discussion as identified by network participants.

Includes: LearnJCU organisation site for sharing resources, ideas and discussion.

Contact LTSE Admin to be added to the network.

Open to all JCU staff with an interest in work integrated learning in all its forms.

Goals: Improve experiences and outcomes for students, employers, and staff through enhanced practices.

Connect: Our group includes professional and academic staff from divisions, colleges, and support services who meet to share ideas and practices and to discuss new developments in the field. Guest speakers, topic ideas and new members are always welcome.

Includes: O365 Teams space for sharing resources, ideas and discussion - Join the WIL Team.

Contact LTSE Admin to be added to the mailing list.