Goalposts A professional development resource for new tertiary teachers in their first year
Completed: September 2013
About the project
Who is this guide for and how can it be used?
What’s in this guide?
There is no one theory of learning that explains how adults learn, or applies across all learning environments. Therefore, Goalposts is a series of one-page summaries of commonly agreed principles and theories explained under the following general topics:
Principle #1 Prior knowledge and experience
Principle #2 The importance of culture
Principle #3 Respectful partnerships and relationships
Principle #4 Autonomous and independent
Principle #5 Goals and motivation
Principle #6 Relevant and practical
Principle #7 Learning styles and ways of thinking
Principle #8 Critical reflection
Principle #9 Environment for learning
Principle #10 Change and transformative learning
The resource represents some recent and influential ideas at the time of writing, but recommends that new teachers engage with communities of practice through opportunities such as conferences, webinars and educational journals to keep abreast of developments.
This work is published under the Creative Commons 3.0 New Zealand Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike Licence (BY-NC-SA). Under this licence you are free to copy, distribute, display and perform the work as well as to remix, tweak, and build upon this work noncommercially, as long as you credit the author/s and license your new creations under the identical terms.