Building a Philosophy of UEL education #phUELed

As we start a new year at the University of East London, we in the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), have put together a training and events programme for the forthcoming year, based on feedback and alignment with current academic strategies.

We have input from colleagues from across the University, to provide a rich academic development experience for staff, which is mapped against the UK Professional Standards Framework, so that staff can use workshop attendance in their application for our UEL scheme called Crafting Reflective Educators for Student-centred Teaching (CREST).

The programme has links to book on the relevant workshops quickly and easily. These workshops will not be your only opportunities to develop your academic practice. Your College’s Directors for Learning and Teaching will also be organising training based on needs, local workshops with CELT and bitesize demonstrations at meetings, throughout the academic year.

We know our hardworking staff are busy people, so we have a range of handouts and videos produced by the team on the CELT Staff Dev Hub (a link in the top navigation bar) on the University’s Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle. If you need more help, put a ticket into the IT Service Desk, and a member of the team will be happy to help.

In the programme, we have a link to an initial project request form, which when filled out, either when we see you, or by yourself, we can work with you on longer pieces of work, some of which, from last year, have resulted in our Learning and Teaching Awards at this year’s Symposium, which has prize money attached to it. Maybe next year this will be you?

If you are attending this year’s Symposium, which approximately 170 at the time of writing this are, we look forward to seeing you there. If you are unable to make it, we are hoping to stream (links will be posted to the Symposium page on this WordPress site and tweeted out via our Twitter account) and record the morning sessions and put them on the CELT Staff Dev Hub and our YouTube Channel, CELT TV.

We would like to thank all the staff that have supported us in the past academic year and look forward to working with academic staff this academic year.

We’ll be infrequently blogging using this WordPress Site, starting from tomorrow, when Dr Emma Kennedy (Academic Development Adviser, Queen Mary’s University of London will be blogging about the ethics of portfolios in medical education, as part of #HEblogswap – an initiative that Emma and CELT’s Santanu Vasant have been running on the second Wednesday of September for the past 3 years.

Best wishes for the forthcoming academic year!

Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

Building a philosophy of UEL education | #phUELed

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