About the Framework
The TeachWell@UoA Framework was developed to support the University’s ambition to create a high-quality learning experience for our students and to describe capabilities that are considered reasonable for all university teachers to be able to achieve. The Framework was developed in discussion with Faculty representatives and was approved by Senate in July 2019.
The following presentation provides a background for TeachWell@UoA. The presentation begins with an acknowledgement of our place at Waipapa Taumata Rau, a name gifted to The University of Auckland by mana whenua, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. Michael Steedman, the University’s Kaiarataki, describes Taumata Rau as an “exultation to excellence, and all the attributions that one needs in order to succeed”.
Teaching well enables greater success for all our students, and supports them to thrive and excel. At its heart is the centrality of whanaungatanga, the reciprocal relationship between teacher and students in ways that both learn.
The TeachWell@UoA Framework includes:
- design principles (page 5)
- core teaching capabilities for University of Auckland teachers set out against five criteria (page 6)
- an extended teaching capability model (page 7)
- possible uses of the Framework (pages 8 and 9)
- support for developing both core and extended teaching capabilities (page 10), and
- the nature and use of evidence about teaching (pages 11 and 12).
Teachwell@UoA in Faculties
Some faculties have used TeachWell@UoA to inform their own faculty-based learning and teaching resources for staff. These can be accessed through the Canvas Learning Management System.