Resources for Faculty

Everything you need to know about the Da Vinci way, as a Da Vinci Faculty member


The Da Vinci Way

The Faculty Onboarding Guide

Managerial leadership

Managerial leadership

Understanding Managerial Leadership as more than an oxymoron

Leadership Effectiveness in Higher Education: Managerial self-perceptions versus perception of others

The seven Da Vinci principles

Collaborative framework: reframing

Putting Knowledge to Work

International literature on workplace-based learning

Design, facilitation and learning principles

Mode 2 learning

What kind of university? Research and teaching in the 21st century

Mode 2 Management Research

The dynamics of innovation: from National Systems and ‘‘Mode 2’’ to a Triple Helix of university–industry–government relations

The production of Mode 2 knowledge in higher education in South Africa

Knowledge creation, diffusion, and use in innovation networks and knowledge cluster

Re-Thinking Science: Mode 2 in Societal Context

The case for critical thought: an investigation into contemporary determinist knowledge, its social effects, and the alternative offered by a ‘mode 2’ approach to teaching, learning and research

Emergence of context-sensitive science

Changing Modes; New knowledge production and its implications for higher education in South Africa; Andre Kraak (ed)

Inductive versus deductive teaching and learning

Deduction, induction, abduction: The Differences

The concept in the context of design thinking

Uncovering students’ tacit knowledge

The Many Faces of Inductive Teaching and Learning

Inductive Teaching and Learning Methods: Definitions, Comparisons, and Research Bases



Fact Sheet: Metacognitive Processes

Metacognition and learning in adulthood

Thinking About Thinking: Metacognition

Read more on the website of DePaul University

The art of powerful questioning

The art of powerful questions

Four types of questions every facilitator should ask

Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions

Learning styles

The 3 minute Kolb

Concrete/Reflective/Abstract/Active – David Kolb

Kolb’s Learning Styles and Experiential Learning Model

Bloom’s taxonomy

Read more about Bloom’s taxonomy on the following websites:

Bloom’s digital taxonomy verbs

A 3-Dimensional Model of Bloom’s Taxonomy

NQF level descriptors

Critical cross-field outcomes

Facilitating learning


Ramsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning

The facilitator as reflective critical thinker

Brookfield, S.D. 1995. Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. A review of this book

Critical incident – the four lenses

Critical incident analysis: reflection of a teacher educator

Through the Lens of Learning: How Experiencing Difficult Learning Challenges and Changes Assumptions About Teaching – Stephen Brookfield

Specific techniques and practices for teachers to hone their reflection skills: The reflective teacher

Authenticity in Teaching and Leadership

The adult learner

Andragogy is defined as “… the art and science of helping adults learn”.

For Knowles, adult learning is based on specific characteristics

A more critical review of the work of Knowles

A resource with great reflection activities that will assist the facilitator of adult learning in applying the research material

Experiential learning

Handout on Experiential Learning

Self-directed learning

Self-Directed Learning: Key Component of Adult Learning Theory

An Examination of Learner Self-Direction in Relation to the Big Five and Narrow Personality Traits

The nature of the self – learning as a social activity

Brain-based learning

Download and complete the following questionnaire to gain insight into your own cognitive style

Eliminating “downshifting” and promoting “flow”

Learning methods

Tacit knowledge

Importance of Tacit Knowledge in Education; Richard Brock; TEDx Cambridge University

Uncovering Students’ Tacit Knowledge

Stimulating conversation, creativity and critical thinking

Stephen Brookfield on Creative & Critical Thinking

Free resources available, e.g. Circle of voices, Chalk talk, Circular response, Newsprint dialog, Fish bowl, Snowballing, Critical incident questionnaire

Management techniques as learning methods

Affinity diagram

Root cause analysis

The five whys

Cause and effect/Fishbone Diagram

Tree diagrams

Force field analysis

Overview of Total Quality Management Tools that you can adapt and use for learning

John Hattie’s Visible Learning


Concepts defined

Examples of authentic assessment tools

Assessment opportunities as learning opportunities

Assessment to promote learning – Seven Practices for Effective Learning

Assessment in the mode 2 context

Summary on mode 2

The assessment of experiential learning poses some unique challenges


Examples of peer and self-assessment

Assessment rubrics

Assessment and quality assurance in Higher Education