Publication Details

A. Percy, G. Lefoe, J. Stirling, R. Beaumont & K. Rudkin (2009). Good Practice Guidelines: Leading Teaching Teams. Australia: University of Wollongong.


1.The University of Wollongong is committed to providing an excellent teaching and learning experience for its staff and students. The University recognises that: a. the leadership of the Subject Coordinator can facilitate the development of a community of practice; b. an effective community of practice can result in a significant reduction in the overall time required for effective subject coordination; c. communities of practice entail a culture of respect, participatory engagement and collegiality where teaching and teachers are valued; d. teaching teams inspire teachers when they function as communities of practice; and e. the teaching team is a key site for the development of professional identity. 2. These Guidelines provide information to assist Subject Coordinators in their leadership role and the building of a community of practice.