Teacher Training in Universities?

You know I found the PGCLTHE particularly helpful, and it's interesting that the idea of University 'teacher training' still causes so much debate (and a certain lack of enthusiasm amongst staff): Academics are often critical about systems of teacher training and the evaluation of teaching effectiveness. Why is this? Clearly…

Teaching Overseas: A Cultural Challenge

[caption id="attachment_2612" align="alignright" width="224"] http://www.sxc.hu/photo/659902[/caption] Fascinating insight into teaching practice from Dr Jennifer Hill, a lecturer who had a six-month tour of Iraq with the Royal Engineers as a Territorial Army officer: But Dr Hill's time in Iraq was not just about serving Queen and country. Working with a completely different…

‘Too Detailed and Prescriptive’

Experts have raised "serious concerns" about new requirements for lecturer training. The proposals, set out by the Higher Education Academy, are "too detailed and prescriptive" and could be counterproductive, staff in the field have warned. Plans to revise the UK Professional Standards Framework were published by the HEA in November…