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 Continue Reading →

Is it worth ‘teacher coaching’ at University?

Is ‘teacher training’ at Higher Education level worthwhile? Well, as someone who’s in the Learning & Teaching Development Unit, clearly I think so! I completed my PGCLTHE earlier this year, and found it great to challenge my thinking on the way that I teach, and it’s changed my practice hugely. Continue Reading →

Teaching Overseas: A Cultural Challenge

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 set of students made her Continue Reading →

CV for @drbexl

I am currently completing my final essay for the PGCLTHE, and realised I needed to refer to my CV, so I thought I’d make it hyper-linked (seems to have ‘wiggled’ the fonts though)! Dr Bex Lewis – Academic CV (March 2011) Like it? Share it…

‘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 Continue Reading →

Scarce cash may foil lecturer training plan

HEA demands qualifications for new teachers, but universities fear the cost. Rebecca Attwood reports Qualifications for new university lecturers are to become compulsory at a time when institutions will struggle to find the funding to support it, universities have warned. Following recommendations made in the Browne Review, the Higher Education Continue Reading →