‘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 after the Browne Review called for teaching qualifications to be made compulsory for new academics. The framework, which was first published in 2006, is used…

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 Academy has published plans to make the completion of an HEA-accredited training course mandatory for all postgraduates and probationary academic staff who teach. It also…

Assignment 2 (PGCLTHE), Blended Learning, 70%

Assignment Title: Developing a Community of Practice in Blended Learning at the University of Winchester: Theory, Practice & Reflection Read the assignment on Scribd. MARKER: This report shows just how much effort you have put into the BL Fellow post over the last year.  There have been all kinds of activities both of the social and technical kind.  I can see that you have met many people across the university on many occasions and that…