Reflective Practice in HE Teaching

 

A number of badges have been mapped onto professional development activities for academic staff, part-time tutors and Graduate Teaching Assistants to support and recognise good practice and a reflective, engaged approach to teaching enhancement.

 

Amongst such badges are those for: the compilation of a Teaching Portfolio; recognition of participation in a peer teaching observation and review process; engagement in detailed student evaluation and feedback processes; recording the attainment of a teaching excellence award; completion of a training programme for research student supervision; etc.

This set of badges replaces earlier pilot versions released through Blackboard for participants in a GTA training module and the PgCert in Teaching and Learning. These key skills and indicators of ongoing CPD are now being rolled out generally to anyone who can demonstrate attainment of the specified criteria, either whilst taking a formal qualification  or as an independent learner.