To support the university ambitions to develop excellent teaching, the Creative Education team have worked with key stakeholders across the university re-accredit our provision with the Higher Education Academy (part of Advance HE). We have now developed an overarching framework of taught and experiential CPD learning and teaching, mapped against the UK Professional Standards Framework. The Creative Education Professional Development Framework offers both taught and experiential routes to teaching qualification and/or professional recognition (see Visual on attached which articulates this) designed to fit around busy teaching schedules, as follows:
- The new Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Education offers a 60-credit taught route to achieving HEA professional recognition aimed at newer teaching staff.
- The Creative Education CPD scheme (UKPSF Descriptor 1-3) provides a self-directed route to achieving HEA professional recognition for experienced teaching staff.
- Both routes provide an online, collaborative experience with face to face campus support, provided by a dedicated teaching team and/or network of campus based Creative Education Mentors.
- Rather than produce a written account of professional practice, all participants are now required to ‘present their claim’ for recognition based on the evidence they have from reflecting on their teaching/supporting learning practice through the UKPSF (eg teaching observations and reflective commentaries)
If any teaching staff are interested in doing either a teacher qualification and/or making a claim for HEA Fellowship, please see the Creative Education Professional Development Framework. If you require any further information please email the CEN team on firstname.lastname@example.org