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1 Enhancing Learning and Teaching in HE People Performance Potential Staff Development Unit People Performance Potential Developing & supporting post graduates who teach: ILTHE workshop & LTES module Rosalind Beaumont Professional Development Manager

2 Enhancing Learning and Teaching in HE People Performance Potential 1.Who benefits from teacher development? 2.CASAP programme structure 3.Introduction to Learning & Teaching in HE (ILTHE - formerly ITLHE Part A) 4.Learning, Teaching & Engaging Students (formerly ITLHE Part B) UK Professional Standards Framework 5.But, I don’t have much time or teaching opportunities....

3 Enhancing Learning and Teaching in HE People Performance Potential 1. Who benefits from teacher development? Develop your ability to establish & develop relationships Assist your career development (both inside and outside HE) Receive consistently high quality learning experiences Better quality learning outcomes Improve quality of teaching by sharing good practice within and between Academic Units & Institutes Enhance reputation and profile through increase in teaching qualifications Improve knowledge about teaching Develop your teaching (& overall communication) skills UKPSF - Confidence from national accreditation The Teacher UniversityStudents

4 Enhancing Learning and Teaching in HE People Performance Potential 2. CASAP programme structure Introduction to Learning & Teaching (workshop) Learning Teaching & Engaging Students (module)

5 Enhancing Learning and Teaching in HE People Performance Potential 3. ILTHE (formerly ITLHE Part A)– The Basics 2 day workshop covering teaching & learning topics Meets university mandatory training requirements Seminar or Demonstrating focus Receive certificate of attendance 10 Part A workshops per year (5 in Semester 1 and 5 in Semester 2)

6 Enhancing Learning and Teaching in HE People Performance Potential ILTHE– Entry Requirements & Application Process 1.You must be nominated by your school, usually by the School Administrator who is initially contacted by the person leading the teaching, e.g. module leader. 2.School approves application & forwards nomination to SDU. 3.Receive confirmation of place from SDU & available dates. SDU webpages SDU webpages and/ or

7 Enhancing Learning and Teaching in HE People Performance Potential 4. Learning, Teaching & Engaging Students (LTES)– The Basics 6 month self, peer and tutor-directed programme 4 start dates a year (Sept, Nov, 2 x Jan) 4.5 day taught block & 1 half day follow up group session (plus faculty-based mentor) NOTES materials (online preparation) and tasks Build a portfolio of assessed tasks including mapping your development against UKPSF in order to gain Descriptor 1 (Associate Fellow)

8 Enhancing Learning and Teaching in HE People Performance Potential UK Professional Standards Framework A national framework for recognising and benchmarking teaching & learning support roles in HE using Descriptors 1-4 Why is UKPSF important? Promotes professionalisation of teaching & learning support within HE Fosters creative and innovative approaches to teaching & learning Enables HE staff to gain recognition & reward for developing their capabilities as teachers and supporters of learning

9 Enhancing Learning and Teaching in HE People Performance Potential LTES Portfolio Tasks write a personal statement (including personal goals) with reference to the UKPSF complete two peer reviews (usually teaching observations) undertake self-reflection on peer reviews (incorporating relevant pedagogical literature) review progress against UKPSF and revise personal goals

10 Enhancing Learning and Teaching in HE People Performance Potential LTES– Entry Requirements & Application Process Must have completed ILTHE before beginning LTES Have a minimum of 5 hours of observable group teaching at Newcastle University while undertaking LTES Have completed 20 hours teaching experience by the time you complete LTES Note: PhD candidates should discuss intentions with supervisor before applying Apply via application form

11 Enhancing Learning and Teaching in HE People Performance Potential LTES– Entry Requirements & Application Process Must have completed ILTHE (formerly ITLHE Part A) before beginning LTES Need to have a minimum of 5 hours of observable group teaching at Newcastle University while undertaking LTES Need to have completed 20 hours teaching experience by the time you complete LTES Note: PhD candidates should discuss intentions with supervisor before applying Apply via application form

12 Enhancing Learning and Teaching in HE People Performance Potential The Benefits of doing LTES Share practice with colleagues occupying similar and different roles across the university Increased knowledge and skills = increased confidence in teaching contexts Ability to talk professionally & persuasively about your teaching (interviews?) A route into Newcastle Teaching Award (& similar awards at other institutions) A route towards recognition at UK PSF Descriptor 1 and Higher Education Academy Associate Fellow Status

13 Enhancing Learning and Teaching in HE People Performance Potential Previous PGR Participants “I would certainly recommend this to colleagues. The course provides useful practical skills and is taught professionally and efficiently in a pleasant environment.” "Meeting other ‘beginner teachers’ has been a great help. Talking to them still benefits my teaching.”

14 Enhancing Learning and Teaching in HE People Performance Potential Previous PGR Participants "I made some good friends and interesting contacts that I hope will continue even now that I have left Newcastle.“ “I have been offered a permanent academic job, and my experience on this course helped my case. Such emphasis is now placed on learning and teaching skills in higher education that this qualification is a fantastic addition to an academic CV.”

15 Enhancing Learning and Teaching in HE People Performance Potential 5. But, I don’t have much time or teaching opportunities.... Events Learning & Teaching Seminars (QuILT)QuILT Annual Learning & Teaching Conference (SDU/ QuILT)QuILT Research Teas and other events (CfLaT – in ECLS)CfLaT L&T resources: – QuILT/ SDU QuILT – Higher Education Academy Higher Education Academy


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