Retrospection and reflection: the emerging influence of an institutional professional recognition scheme on professional development and academic practice in a UK university

Van der Sluis, Hendrik, Burden, Penny and Huet, Isabel (2017) Retrospection and reflection: the emerging influence of an institutional professional recognition scheme on professional development and academic practice in a UK university. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 54 (2). pp. 126-134. ISSN 1470-3297

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Abstract

Raising the quality and profile of teaching and student learning is something universities across the UK are aspiring to achieve in order to maintain reputations. Currently, the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) provides a standard by which academic staff can gain professional recognition for their academic practice and many UK universities are now offering professional development opportunities via in-house recognition schemes, based on retrospection and reflection, to enable staff to achieve an HEA Fellowship. This paper provides a case study of one such institutional recognition scheme and discusses the impact it is beginning to have on experienced academics. The findings suggest that recognition schemes contribute to participants’ staff development, provide opportunities for the enhancement of practice and that those who participate in the scheme identify value in the reflective process for reconciliation, confirmation of achievements and reinforcing commitment to teaching and/or supporting learning.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Education
Education > Higher education > HE pedagogies
Education > Teaching and learning
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Depositing User: Isabel Huet
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2018 11:32
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2018 14:52
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4691

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