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University of Glasgow: Academic Practice

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Education View department profile
Web glasgow.ac.uk/education
Study type Taught

Summary

Our blended Academic Practice programme is designed to support the professional development of staff involved in teaching and supporting learning in higher education at various points in their career. The programme strives to provide a variety of practical advice and support to enhance the competence, confidence and professional development of teachers in higher education as well as provide an opportunity to engage in scholarly practice, theory and research and scholarship related to higher education.

The programme aims to engage participants in both initial and continuing professional development related to learning and teaching, with the aim of enhancing your practice and student learning.

It will enhance your understanding of a variety of higher education pedagogies through practice, reflection and engagement with theory.

The programme aims to engage participants in both initial and continuing professional development related to learning and teaching, with the aim of enhancing your practice and student learning.

It will enhance your understanding of a variety of higher education pedagogies through practice, reflection and engagement with theory.

  • We will support you to gain professional recognition of your teaching through engagement with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) for teaching and supporting learning and the University of Glasgow’s Recognising Excellence in Teaching (RET) framework.
  • We have flexible blended and online study options to suit your needs, with opportunities to study regardless of your location.

The programme is built around four phases of study. Phase 1 is initial professional development in learning, teaching and assessment in higher education and comprises three core courses. Phase 2 explores continuing professional development and comprises six optional courses.

Phase 1: core courses

  • INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING AND TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION
  • COURSE DESIGN IN YOUR DISCIPLINE
  • ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK

Phase 2: optional courses

  • SUPERVISING STUDENTS
  • CREATIVE PEDAGOGIES FOR ACTIVE LEARNING
  • DEBATES IN TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING AND TEACHING
  • SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING AND LEARNING I: DESIGNING A PRACTICE ENQUIRY
  • SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING AND LEARNING II: UNDERTAKING A PRACTICE ENQUIRY
  • IMPACT AND INFLUENCE IN LEARNING AND TEACHING

Successful completion of all Phase 1 and two Phase 2 courses will result in the professional recognition as a RET Fellow, aligned against Descriptor 2 of the UKPSF. Phase 3 continues your learning journey. You will take five courses in total including the core ‘Approaches to educational enquiry’ course as well as four other courses drawn from the remaining Phase 2 and Phase 3 offerings.

Phase 3 (online)

Core course

  • APPROACHES TO EDUCATIONAL ENQUIRY

Elective courses

  • CONTEXTUALISING YOUR EDUCATIONAL ENQUIRY
  • ANALYSING YOUR ENQUIRY DATA

Phase 4 requires the completion of a Masters project related to your own academic practice and is delivered by distance.

  • MASTERS PROJECT IN ACADEMIC PRACTICE

The professional recognition and qualifications you gain through completion of this programme are designed to support you in advancing your academic career.

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University of Glasgow
School of Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The University of Glasgow’s School of Education is  an ambitious, major international research-led institution with traditional roots in Scottish higher education. We invest in the future of education through world-class research that advances knowledge and practice. Respected for contributions to policy and practice, our teaching and research benefits from strong partnerships with education communities.

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. The University has a history of changing the world and the School of Education is committed to nurturing the people who make it happen. …

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