Communities of Practice are an increasingly common tool used to support novice academics in higher education settings. Initiated in 2015 at a Western Australian University, TLABs is an acronym for ‘Teaching and Learning for Level A and B’ academic staff and was designed to build a community of practice to mentor junior academics; help them develop their teaching skills; and enhance academic careers. The paper describes the nature of TLABs; how it is experienced from the perspective of participants and provides recommendations for implementing a successful teaching and learning community of practice in a higher education setting.
Beatty, S., Clark, K., Lines, J., & Doherty, S. (2020). TLABs: A Teaching and Learning Community of Practice – What is it, Does It Work and Tips for Doing One of Your Own. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 17(5). https://doi.org/10.14453/jutlp.v17i5.9