The hidden side of a teaching award application

Robyn Prior

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

    Abstract

    Whilst applying for a national teaching award, I was confronted with the possibility that perhaps my teaching was merely “good practice” and not an example of excellence. With the support of some key people, I deconstructed my teaching approaches and reconceptualised how I teach. In doing so, I discovered how ‘just’ talking with peers helped empower me as a teacher. This paper uses an autoethnographic approach to describe my reflections on my teaching practice during the eight week period when I was applying for the award. It firstly describes the method of autoethnography. It then describes key events and stages during the application journey and my reflections on how I was transformed as a teacher through these stages. Finally, this paper concludes with insights about how to apply for a teaching award that encompasses teaching excellence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUniversity Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium 2010: Rethinking Learning in Your Discipline
    Place of PublicationArmidale, Australia
    PublisherUniversity of New England
    Pages1-10
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9781921597268
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventUniversity Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium 2010: Rethinking Learning in Your Discipline - Armidale, Australia
    Duration: 8 Sep 20109 Sep 2010

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    ConferenceUniversity Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium 2010: Rethinking Learning in Your Discipline
    CountryAustralia
    CityArmidale
    Period8/09/109/09/10

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    Prior, R. (2010). The hidden side of a teaching award application. In University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium 2010: Rethinking Learning in Your Discipline (pp. 1-10). Armidale, Australia: University of New England.
    Prior, Robyn. / The hidden side of a teaching award application. University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium 2010: Rethinking Learning in Your Discipline. Armidale, Australia : University of New England, 2010. pp. 1-10
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