Our Community of Practice (CoP) is meeting on selected Friday afternoons this winter, to access expertise and encourage mutual engagement within the Saint Mary's teaching community. All sessions foster collegial discussion and sharing of ideas. Please come out and join us.
As a structural model, the CoP approach offers a framework for creating learning communities to engage in sustained conversations focused on enhancing their professional practice. In the higher education context, CoPs can “provide professional support for academics who are increasingly overwhelmed by continuous change, excessive workloads and research output demands” (McDonald & Star, 2006).
Contact Will Kay to sign up, or to ask questions: William.Kay@smu.ca