Promotions: Crafting your Teaching Narrative

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Room 630, FBE Building, 111 Barry St, Carlton

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Tessa Brinley

T: 83446867

Professional Development


This session will equip participants wishing to evidence effective teaching practice. Such evidence is vital to successful promotion applications or teaching award submissions. As well as discussing the practicalities associated with promotions and award submissions, participants will be guided through a reflective writing exercise to begin drafting their teaching philosophy.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss FBE and broader University promotions expectations for the Teaching criteria
  • Describe their teaching practice using the Melbourne Way framework (this replaces the Nine Principles of Teaching)
  • Draft a narrative of their teaching practice
  • Discuss their teaching success and provide specific examples
  • Achieve progress drafting a teaching philosophy


Professor Angela Paladino is the Director of the WCLA and a Professor of Marketing. She has published her work in journals including the Journal of Product Innovation Management, Marketing Letters, Journal of Marketing Education, Environmental Education Research, Management International Review and The Journal of Business Ethics. Angela has been awarded over 12 international and national teaching awards from organisations including the Academy of Marketing Science. She has been awarded over $35M in competitive funding from national and international agencies including the Australian Research Council. Angela is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM). She is on the editorial review board of JPIM, the Journal of Marketing Education and the Journal for the Advancement of Marketing Education.

Miriam Edwards is an Educational Designer at the Williams Centre for Learning Advancement. She is also a doctoral student at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Miriam has extensive experience in higher education which includes teaching, curriculum renewal and subject design. Her research interests are in designing online courses which are both innovative and accessible to students with diverse needs.