Celebrating 500 Fellows at Swansea University – Laura Mason

“Leadership should be about being a role model and helping and supporting colleagues to think more about their teaching and ways in which they could enhance their practice for their students and themselves.” “I think it’s important that we value great teaching, and teachers, in HE. For me fellowship is…

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Celebrating 500 Fellows at Swansea University

In 2015 when Swansea University launched its internally accredited route to gain HEA Fellowship recognition, there were less than 100 staff who had this professional recognition for teaching and/or supporting learning in Higher Education. Since then, with the support of numerous staff across all colleges and Professional Services, the numbers…

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CPD – the impact of Bring Our Own Device for Learning (BYOD4L)

In this blogpost, Senior Academic Developer Louise Rees reviews the impact that participating in this year’s recent BYOD4L ‘course’ had on her and how such engagement can be used in evidencing alignment against the UKPSF and an HEA Fellowship application. Read more about the course and its impact through the…

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How can I improve my skills in digital learning?

Next month, Monday January 15 – Friday January 19 2018 sees the launch of the annual BYOD4L CPD activities aimed at enhancing your own skills in using digital media and devices to support your own learning and that of your students. This is a great bitesize CPD opportunity, supporting more…

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Learning through Games – reflections on the SALT Conference 2017

Image: CC0 Public domain courtesy of https://pixabay.com/en/cube-colorful-transparent-mirroring-769344/ The SALT Conference 2017 was yesterday and we’re still on a high after the excellent range of posters, presentation and workshops.  We’re encouraging you whether you participated, presented or Chaired a session to reflect on the sessions you were at and identify how…

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Mentor Standards for Teachers in England – links to the UKPSF

This is the second two-part blog-post about ‘mentoring’.  This second post stems from my engagement in and completion of an online mentoring course aimed at mentors of trainee teachers and newly qualified ones against the Mentor standards (downloadable from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-government-response-to-carter-review). I’ve thought about how these standards could apply to the UKPSF and…

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