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ADEPT Continuing Professional Development Framework for Educators

Adelaide Development Program for Educators and Professionals who Teach (ADEPT)

The University of Adelaide offers the ADEPT Professional Development Program to provide colleagues with the opportunity to further develop their capabilities and underpinning knowledge, skills and values to create and deliver contemporary, student-driven and collaborative learning environments. ADEPT enables colleagues to effectively translate research-based and inclusive teaching practices into discipline specific learning environments. The program will offer colleagues opportunities to engage in scholarly activity by belonging and contributing to scholarly communities of practice. It will provide a platform that will help with the navigation of the Australian higher education landscape with a particular focus on the strategic directions of the University of Adelaide.

View the ADEPT presentation here.

Recommended Pathways

There are 3 recommended Pathways which will be developed over a period of three years. These are Developing Educators, Emerging Leaders and Education Shapers.

Pathway 1: Developing Educators (delivered in 2018 and 2019) for staff new to teaching, or new to the University of Adelaide and/or staff wishing to renew their teaching approaches and/or develop new skills. 

Pathway 2: Emerging Leaders (under development) for course coordinators and academic partners with course development and design responsibilities.

Pathway 3: Education Shapers (under development) for program coordinators and academic partners and/or leaders with responsibility for teaching quality and curriculum development.

Workshops for Pathway 1: Developing Educators

1. Introduction to University Teaching

Introduction to University Teaching is a key component in the induction of new to teaching or new to the university staff.

This workshop was held on Tuesday, 9 July 2019

2. Developing Educators One Day Workshop: Creating Engaging Learning Environments

Developing Educators One Day Workshop: Creating Engaging Learning Environments builds on the concepts covered in the Introduction to University Teaching Module. and will be followed-up with post workshop activities

This workshop was held on Wednesday, 17 July 2019

3. Inquiry Based Learning (IBL)

This workshop will showcase Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) as an effective framework to motivate students and enhance learning outcomes.

This workshop was held on Tuesday, 24 September 2019

4. Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness

This workshop will provide you with the chance to reflect on your learning and teaching and design approaches to evaluating their effectiveness, preparing data that can be used for teaching portfolios, awards and promotion applications.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9.00am - 12.30pm in Hughes 323 - Book here.

Division of Academic and Student Engagement

The University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005

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