Communities of practice are frequently described and discussed in academic literature and within education. They are depicted as groups of people with a shared interest coming together and in a higher education setting this shared interest relates to the practice of teaching and learning. The establishment of a cross-discipline faculty-wide community of practice to support educators in higher education is novel. This paper describes the establishment of a community of practice within one university faculty uniting educators across multiple disciplines within the Faculty. Data spanning thirty months since the inception of a teaching and learning community are presented. The findings illustrate a growing community of practice, along with perceived benefits and future directions. The creation of an inter professional faculty-wide community of practice illustrates how educators can be drawn together because of their common passion for teaching and learning and a mutual concern of how to maximise student learning.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||International Journal of Innovative Research in Medical Science|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Mar 2019|
- Social Learning
- Community of Practice
- New Zealand
Honey, M., Aspden, T., Bhargava, A., Carrucan-Wood, L., Tsai, A., & Sim, J. (2019). Creating, sustaining and realising the value of a faculty-wide community of teaching practice. International Journal of Innovative Research in Medical Science, 4(3), 229-234. https://doi.org/10.23958/ijirms/vol04-i03/606