HERE Study Visit: Learning and teaching: Professional development of staff in higher education
The shift of paradigm to student-centred learning has brought into question the traditional relationship between teacher and student. The resulting changes in institutional practice have been complex and are far from complete. They have stimulated innovative learning and teaching methods, but these are constantly evolving under the pressure of technological developments. In research-intensive universities, such as King’s College London (KCL) and the London School of Economics (LSE), embracing student-centred learning has prompted a radical re-think of the role of academics whose sense of professional identity is essentially vested in the concept of research excellence. How do we determine the appropriate professional development for various categories of academic staff for the benefit of all students in the institution? This study visit to two globally-renowned institutions will explore the implications. It is targeted at senior academic staff, senior university administrators of course development and quality assurance, student HEREs and national policy makers interested in incentivising and supporting teaching and professional development in higher education.
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