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Learning Teaching and Assessing

Introduction
This is one of the SEDA-PDF named awards available through SEDA’s Professional Development Framework. It is of particular relevance to colleagues who hold posts, which involve learning, teaching and assessing together with associated course development activities.

Aims
  • To support individuals in their professional activities and development aspirations
  • To recognise individual professional achievements
  • To advance professional practice
  • To enhance the experience of students participating in higher education
  • To encourage the development of learning communities with shared values.

Audience
This award is for those who hold posts, which involve teaching, learning and assessing activities together with course development, evaluation and management. Participants are most likely to be lecturers in universities or colleges of further/higher education, although some support staff may also find that they can demonstrate all of these specialist outcomes. The specialist outcomes broadly map to teaching and learning programmes in higher education institutions such as postgraduate certificates.

Values
Award participants will have shown how their work is informed by the SEDA Values

  1. An understanding of how people learn
  2. Scholarship, professionalism and ethical practice
  3. Working in and developing learning communities
  4. Working effectively with diversity and promoting inclusivity
  5. Continuing reflection on professional practice
  6. Developing people and processes
Further guidance on the SEDA Values.

Core Development Outcomes
Award recipients will be able to:

  1. Identify their own professional development goals, directions or priorities
  2. Plan for their initial and/or continuing professional development
  3. Undertake appropriate development activities
  4. Review their development and their practice, and the relations between them.

Specialist Outcomes (revised July 2012)
Additionally, award recipients will be able to:

  1. Use a variety of methods for evaluating their teaching
  2. Inform their practice with relevant strategy, policy and quality considerations
  3. Use a range of methods of teaching and supporting learning, assessment and feedback, appropriate to the learners, subject and context, including use of appropriate technologies
  4. Contribute to the design, planning and evaluation of courses, modules or programmes
  5. Create a learning environment that includes student support and guidance.
Additional guidance on this award.

Named award co-ordinators
Carol Maynard: c.maynard@lipa.ac.uk
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