Attribution: Liesel Knaack, Tine Reimers and Bill Roberson, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University, August 2017. CC BY-SA 4.0
Handout: Educational Development Consulting Cycle
Educational developers committed to promoting effective teaching and learning practices often make the same error we advise faculty members to avoid: focusing on content (solutions, knowledge, resources) over process (listening, learning, supporting) in consultations with faculty members.
The consulting cycle requires an initial establishment of a trusting relationship with a faculty member. The rest of the cycle focuses on building a collaborative environment that is non-judgemental focusing on the faculty member’s capabilities situated within the context and culture of the situation. These four phases rotate around from Exploring to Inquiring to Actioning to Celebrating—and back to Exploring again as the consulting relationship continues.