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Enhancing Academic Practice in Disciplines

Introduction
This is an award available through the SEDA Professional Development Framework (SEDA-PDF). It is relevant to academic staff who wish to improve their students’ experience of learning in their discipline.

Aims
  • to enable academic staff to enhance their professional practice in their discipline
  • to recognise individual professional achievements in the pedagogy of the discipline
  • to advance professional practice in a discipline context
  • to enhance the experience of students’ learning in the discipline
  • to support the development of discipline-based learning communities with shared values.

Audience
This award is for established staff engaging in the professional development activities associated with their discipline.

Values
Award recipients 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 practice, and the relations between them.

Specialist Outcomes

Additionally, award recipients will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Apply a wide range of appropriate learning, teaching and assessing approaches in the discipline,
  2. Contribute to enhancing the student experience of the subject discipline,
  3. demonstrate how their professional role is informed by relevant discipline-based centres and organisations,
  4. Engage with a discipline-based community to enhance professional practice.

Wording improved, February 2011

Named award co-ordinators

Ruth Pilkington: rmhpilkington@uclan.ac.uk

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