Enhancing Academic Practice
Enhancing Academic Practice 2022-23
School Of Educational Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
There are two stages to the PgCert THE:
Stage 1 (module XVE-4008) will focus on the practical aspects of teaching to help you to be more efficient and effective in teaching in Higher Education. This stage will include regular workshops to support your development and the assessment will be a final portfolio evidencing your teaching experience.
Stage 2 (module XVE-4009) will focus on pedagogical research to explore new innovations and further develop your teaching practice. This stage will involve independent scholarship and the assessment will be an academic paper.
-threshold -No components of assessment are graded as "fail", but grading of more than one component as "borderline" indicates the following criteria meet the threshold for a pass:oComplete submission with minimum evidence included for all required componentsoAdequate understanding and application in all core areas of teaching activityoSome core knowledge of teaching, learning, and pedagogyoDemonstration of basic professional values -good -All learning outcomes merit a "pass" grade, but one component of the portfolio is graded as "borderline". -excellent -All learning outcomes and components of the assessment are graded "pass", with no elements in the "borderline" or "fail" categories.
- Acknowledge the wider context in which higher education operates recognizing the implications for professional practice (UKPSF V4).
- Establish methods for evaluating the effectiveness of teaching (UKPSF K5).
- Recognise the implications of quality assurance and quality enhancement for academic and professional practice with a particular focus on teaching (UKPSF K6).
- Use evidence-informed approaches and outcomes from research, scholarship and continuing professional development (UKPSF V3).
Pedagogical Paper and UKPSF claims grid