TLABs: A Teaching and Learning Community of Practice – What is it, Does It Work and Tips for Doing One of Your Own
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/10.53761/184.108.40.206