The scheme in brief
The University of Brighton is committed to developing the highest quality of teaching for its students.
In continuing to improve practice across the university, a number of projects seek to enhance professional development in learning and teaching. As part of this broad range of scenes, How I Like to Teach looks to celebrate and make visible pedagogic excellence and innovation through a system of online profiles and linked resources.
The How I like to teach staff profile pilot scheme focuses on teaching and learning practices and is intended to support the broader aims of professionalisation and digital transformation. In addition the aim is to demonstrate innovative practice and provide evidence of institutional excellence to interest audiences both within and outside the university.
The profiles will enable staff to:
The staff profiles offer, through Continuing Professional Development, support to the university’s Strategic Plan 2012-15: “All academic staff will have, or be working towards, a university teaching qualification or institutionally recognised equivalent, with an embedded digital literacy component” (KPI 3) University of Brighton Strategic Plan 2012-15:
Creating your profile
We're looking for the profiles themselves to reflect the dynamic, innovative and engaging teaching practice. They won't be CVs of teaching and module development experience. They don't have to be paragraphs of text. They are a statement that illustrates what teaching means to the teachers and how they support student learning.
The profiles will provide our teachers with the opportunity to reflect on unique and personal approaches and to encourage others to follow good practice. The scheme employs a series of simple questions to build up a profile:
We encourage all staff in arts and humanities at the University of Brighton to consider submitting examples of teaching: visual (sketches, graphics, video information), audio (podcasts) or creatively written texts. There may be an opportunity to show examples of staff-student engagement and we can include embedded media or external links with a view to linking with the Studentfolio (Mahara) tool in order to display quality classroom environments online.
The profiles also make an online space for a reflective element, which will help staff who undertaking the PRD, fellowship process, staff may like to consider:
What can I do to join the scheme?
Do you have films or other documentation of interesting examples of your teaching practice or what their teaching practice has led to? Something that reflects the practice your students are undertaking - an illustration sequence, a short story, a film–script, a community engagement task, a suite of resources or digital resource link?
The aim is to offer a different kind of page from those being used to represent your research activity and interests. We hope the content will reflect something innovative and interesting to a student and peer audience.
To establish your profile please contact us for further information:
Stephen Mallinder [ x3007 firstname.lastname@example.org ]
Michael Wilson [ x4175 Michael.Wilson@brighton.ac.uk ]
Additional Information on the scheme organisers
The Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT) offers a range of formal, taught CPD provision, leading to credit-bearing qualifications that meet the needs of a range of staff working across different discipline areas.
In addition to taught qualifications, the CLT is responsible for the Professional Recognition and Development (PRD) scheme offering formal accreditation through the Higher Education Academy (HEA)’s UK Professional Standards Framework.
The PRD provides:
CLT Home: http://about.brighton.ac.uk/clt/
Courses and CPD: http://about.brighton.ac.uk/clt/courses/
Professional Recognition and Development Scheme: http://about.brighton.ac.uk/clt/courses/uob-professional-development-and-recognition-scheme/
The University of Brighton Learning and Teaching Strategy 2012-15 seeks to promote the following:
For information on the Digital Transformation and the Digital Literacies Framework contact Dr Barbara Newland, NTF, x4551 email@example.com