“Good teaching can be taught.” (Bell, 1977)


Dr. Rachel C. Plews works in the educational development field in Lausanne, Switzerland.  Her areas of expertise include pedagogy and andragogy, self-directed learning, technology-enhanced learning, and other domains of adult learning and leadership.

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A graduate of the doctoral program in Adult Learning & Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University, Dr. Plews aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice by working with higher education faculty members on important issues surrounding the work as next generation educators.


“Dr. Plews has considerable potential for contributing to academic research regarding the delivery of learning through digital technology in both the formal academic setting and the workplace, meeting the needs for self-directed lifelong learning in today’s rapidly changing environment.”

Dr. Lyle Yorks

“In addition to the formal professional collaboration through our shared research interests, Dr. Plews has enriched my teaching practice with her careful consideration of challenges in classrooms, especially in designing effective and engaging online curriculum.”  

Dr. Michelle Amos