The Centre for Teaching and Learning’s mission is to promote learning for all members of our community. The nexus of all of CTL’s diverse activities is learning. To be successful as teachers we have to understand the knowledge frameworks of those whose learning we hope to facilitate. Whether CTL is working with new instructors to improve their teaching skills, supporting other educators to help students, or engaging directly with students, we collaborate as partners first to understand each other’s knowledge framework and environment. From this vantage point we then strive to facilitate learning and improvement in the academic skills that make learning possible and ongoing.