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1 Postgraduate Certificate Higher Education Learning and Teaching: Induction by Dr Charles Juwah Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Assessment RGU: DELTA

2 PGCertHELT The PGCert is a Masters degree level course at Scottish Credits and Qualifications Framework (SCQF Level 11) contributes to the Universitys Continuing Professional Development Framework for supporting learning and teaching and is aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework for Supporting Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (2006) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standard Framework for Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice (2008)

3 Course Aims The aim of the course is to: meet the needs of newly-appointed staff with academic or learning support roles meet the University's requirements of probation for academic staff provide flexible learning routes that are efficient, and which promote synergies between the student's learning activities and their work role promote enhancement of the learning experience of RGU learners.

4 Course Design The course is: self-paced and practice based focused on personalised learning driven through a personal development planning negotiated with a Head of School/Associate Dean/Head of Department or nominee; - provides students with adequate opportunity to apply and practice concepts and activities associated with the course in their roles and work place - Mentor and DELTA tutor and peer support (online) delivered and supported through an Internet Community Tool: Campus Moodle.

5 Campus Moodle: Campus Moodle User Guide:

6 Course Structure The course consists of two modules: Module 1: Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Context (30 credits) Module 2: Evidence Based Enquiry and Reflective Practice (30 credits).

7 Course Activities Online activities and discussions Case studies Teaching practice - 50 contact hours to be logged for each module contact hours (or 12 weeks teaching) to be logged for both modules (NMC requirement) - Peer observation of teaching Projects Blended learning Learning within a community of practice (Lave and Wenger 1998)

8 Assessment Innovative approach Negotiated between student, mentor and tutor Assessed by a portfolio of evidence comprising a range of activities: online discussions, peer observation of teaching, essay, project/case study report, etc. Formative feedback and feed forward

9 Assessment: Module 1 Portfolio of Evidence Teaching Philosophy Transcript of satisfactory completion of online activities and discussions and confident and effective use of technologies in teaching and learning Report on one peer observation of teaching A critical essay/report of between 1500 – 2500 words

10 Assessment: Module 2 Portfolio of Evidence Report on one peer observation of teaching *Project or case study report of between 3000 – 5000 words * Indicative topics include: - Higher Education Learning and Teaching - eLearning/Blended Learning - Research Supervision - Practice Education.

11 GradeDescription AOutstanding performance and achievement overall. BCommendable/Very Good - Meritorious Performance CGood – Highly Competent Performance DSatisfactory – Competent Performance EBorderline Fail – Failure Open to Condonement FUnsatisfactory – Fail NSNon-Submission Universitys Grading Scheme

12 Professional Recognition Successful completion of: Module 1 enables recognition as Associate of the Higher Education Academy (AHEA) Modules 1 and 2 enables recognition as Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) Nursing and Midwifery students also gain recognition as having achieved the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Teacher Standard and a recordable teaching qualification.

13 Description of Activities Feb 09 Start of the course: Information giving Completion of course application Negotiate PDP with Head of School/Assoc. Dean Identify a mentor (subject specialist) Mar 09 Meeting with the DELTA Tutor and Mentor Mar 09 – Jan 10 Study-In Days Tutorials with DELTA Tutors and Mentors Peer Observation of Teaching Evidencing and recording learning within the personal development portfolio Sep 09 Online Activities and Discussions Jan 10 Completion of the final assignment: a critical essay or report May 10 Approval and ratification of module 1 results by the HELT Assessment Board PGCertHELT Timetable

14 NameRole Dr Charles Juwah Course Leader DELTA, Tel Mrs Avril Milne Deputy Course Leader (Nursing and Midwifery Professional Development Officer), Tel Mr Geoff Goolnik Deputy Course Leader DELTA, Tel Ms Catherine Ogilvie Information and Communication Technology DELTA, Tel Ms Sandra MarnochCourse Administrator DELTA, Tel The Team

15 Support ServicesContact Details Library Tel Help Desks Campus Moodle: Tel ITS: Tel International Office Tel Student Services Tel / Disability and Dyslexia Services Tel DELTA Tel Support Services

16 Library Shibboleth: a new access method for electronic resources Literature Search /player.html How to cite references 1 Contact Enquiry Point Call: (01224) Library

17 University Regulations There are important University procedures and regulations that you need to familiarise yourself with. Some of these regulations relate to: Student Conduct, Assessment, Suspension of Studies, Mitigating Circumstances, Appeals and Complaints, Award of Degrees, etc. The University Regulations can be accessed via this link:

18 Student Portal The Student Portal is a key resource which provides access to information and services and is available online at The Portal can be accessed using your standard IT username and password and it contains information on support services (such as Careers, the Library Service and the Student Association) and can also provide you with access to the Virtual Campus and the Outlook system. Mitigating Circumstances and Coursework Extension forms are also available via the Portal.

19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) We have provided responses to some relevant questions that may be of interest and help to you. The FAQs can be accessed at:

20 Good Luck!

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