Specialist Expertise

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Specialty Expertise

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The majority of tertiary educators came into their role based upon their expertise within a specialty area.

Explore how you describe your specialty expertise and what it means to bring that expertise to vocational teaching role.

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Consider the following questions:
  • What is my specialist area of expertise?
  • Before becoming a tertiary educator, what roles did I hold in my specialist area of expertise?
  • What knowledge and skills did I require for those roles?
  • How do I use those skills and knowledge in my teaching role?
  • What am I now doing that is different from those previous roles?
  • How can I move from novice to expert as a teacher?

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Extra resources

Reading about a Novice to Expert model.
Dreyfus, S. (2004). Five-stage model of adult skill acquisition. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 24(3), 177-181.