Continuous Professional Development
Staff development is at the core of the Learning Development Centres' (LDC) work. We provide development in the areas of academic practice, educational development and educational technologies. This is achieved via a range of Individual/Group sessions, modules of the MA Academic Practice programme, events, and recognition schemes, as well as via our School Liaison Scheme.
Peer Review is an opportunity to share your practice with others and gain feedback on your practice from your peers. Here is the link to the policy for peer review. Also at this link there is further guidance and some sample forms. If you would like anyone from the LDC to undertake a peer review for you then contact your school liaison team.
Individual/ Group Sessions
We have expertise in teaching, assessment and feedback, curriculum design, evaluation, and building learning communities, as well as educational technologies, professional development planning, and video production. We deliver training in all of these areas via a range of scheduled sessions and individually tailored sessions on request.
Our annual events programme is designed to provide developmental opportunities on a number of different levels.
- Participants benefit from exposure to new ideas and debate on relevant topics.
- Participants develop their professional network.
- Presenters gain valuable experience in the process of submitting and presenting papers for a conference.
Learning and Teaching Award Scheme
We oversee the Learning and Teaching Award Scheme which is designed to promote excellent academic practice by recognising exemplary work undertaken by our academic staff. The awards, projects and prizes that are offered through this scheme are as follows:
- Learning Development Projects
- Teaching and Learning Recognition Fund
- Student Voice Awards
- National Teaching Fellowship Scheme
Learning Development Associate Scheme.
We run an annual learning development associate scheme which enables staff to undertake some across university project work through a one day a week secondment to the LDC. Each year the posts focus on some key themes.
School Liaison Scheme
Each School has two dedicated members of the LDC team who can offer expertise in various aspects of academic practice, educational development and educational technology. This often takes the form of one to one consultancy, but may also involve the creation of bespoke sessions for the School or individuals in question.
Higher Education Academy Fellowships
The MA Academic Practice programme enables you to gain both associate fellow and fellowship of the Higher Education Academy through undertaking specific modules. If you are interested in gaining this recognition contact us.
There is also now an approved programme to gain Senior fellowship with the Higher Education Academy through the Learning Development Fellows Scheme so please look at that page for more information.