GEES: Support for Learning and Teaching


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GEES: Support for Learning and Teaching

  1. 1. GEES: Support for Learning and Teaching Dr Helen Walkington GEES Discipline Lead
  2. 2. OutlineHow is the HEA working with the Learning andTeaching community now?How can your faculty, departments and staff getinvolved?
  3. 3. HEA: The way forwardSubject Centres have closed or are in transitionSupport for Learning and Teaching continues viaDiscipline Leads in the restructured HEABuilding on the work of the subject centres, with newopportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration
  4. 4. HEA Categories of work• Academic practice development• Teacher excellence• Institutional strategy and change
  5. 5. Integrated thematic work• Internationalisation• Employability• Assessment and feedback• Flexible learning• Retention and success• Reward and recognition• Education for sustainable development
  6. 6. Discipline Lead role• Support teaching and learning in GEES departments• Sponsor and support discipline events• Network with learned societies• Promote inter-disciplinary work• Online resource centre• PLANET• SIG’s• Produce papers/reports – inform community• Maintain own teaching and research
  7. 7. How will HEA deliver support?Combination of DL and other HEA staff withAcademic Associates registerSee
  8. 8. FundingHEA Teaching Development Grants £1.5M UK Travel Grants £40k PhD Programme £150k International Scholarships £160k
  9. 9. Teaching development grants2012/13 Themes: ‘Assessment and Feedback’ and‘Flexible learning’Individual grants – up to £7000, with ring-fenced funding fornew staff and FHEACall closed 17th June 2012Departmental grants – up to £30,000Call opens 28th August , closes 30th September 2012Collaborative grants – up to £60,000 cross institution and/ordisciplineCall opens 7 January 2013, closes 3rd March 2013
  10. 10. UK Travel GrantsUp to £300 for individuals or£500 for teams to attend UKevents with a learning andteaching focusSuccessful applicants willhave a strong rationalearound implementingdepartmentalchange/dissemination
  11. 11. Doctoral studentshipsFull time PhD studentships to investigateteaching and learning, in line with HEA themes.Strong support for postgraduate research. 11
  12. 12. International ScholarshipSchemeUp to £20,000 per individual to undertake scholarshipinternationally. Supports work abroad for 3- 6 monthsMust align with HEA themes and there must be clear outputs– enhance student learning experience, and disseminationSee:
  13. 13. WorkshopsDiscipline learning and teaching workshops
  14. 14. GEES WorkshopsApril 2012 – ‘Public Engagement in GEES’ ManchesterMetropolitan UniversityMay 2012 – ‘Building personal capacity for pedagogicresearch in the GEES disciplines’ University of the Westof EnglandMay 2012 – Teaching Energy Issues in GEESDisciplines, University of ManchesterJune 2012 – ESD Plymouth13 & 14 June 2012 – GEES New to Teaching workshop,EdinburghJune 2012 – GEES careers and employability, Leicester 14
  15. 15. Forthcoming events10 & 11 July – ‘Transforming departmental fieldworkpractice workshop’ Hornton Grange, University ofBirmingham14 – 16 September - Enhancing Fieldwork LearningShowcase‘ Preston Montford Field Studies Centre,Shropshire.Full listing bookmark: 15
  16. 16. Engagement is key -How to be involved:■As an Academic Associate■Communicate with Discipline Lead and HEA■Attend events, host events■Suggest topics■Use resources, suggest resources■Apply for grants, scholarships, studentships