Teaching & Learning Programme: T&L Skills Development

Opportunities for all staff to enhance their professional skills, and for experienced staff who teach or support learning to gain professional recognition through the FLAIR CPD scheme.

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Developing Confidence In The Classroom For Those New To Teaching

  • Monday 27th November 2017, 09:30-16:00

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This workshop is for those new to teaching and less experienced academic and teaching staff. The aim is to help you develop confidence when delivering taught sessions. The small group allows for individual feedback and advice. Contents will vary depending on participants' needs but may cover; use of the voice, breathing, body language, and controlling nerves. These combined will help you develop a more confident presence to effectively manage a positive learning environment. The facilitator regularly coaches barristers and politicians as well as running similar courses for academics at universities including Oxford and Cambridge. Lunch is provided, group size is strictly limited. A similar more advanced course focusing more on presentation skills ("Developing Your Presentation Skills For Academic and Teaching Staff") is available for experienced academic and teaching staff (separate booking required). This session aligns with A4, K2, K3 and K5, V1 of the UKPSF.

Developing Your Presentation Skills For Academic and Teaching Staff

  • Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 09:30-16:00
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This workshop is for experienced academic and teaching staff who would like to develop their presentation skills to enable them to give conference presentations, seminars or to lecture more effectively. The small group allows for individual feedback and advice. Contents will vary depending on participants' needs but may cover use of the voice, body language, nerves, microphone techniques, breathing and audience issues. The facilitator regularly coaches barristers and politicians as well as running similar courses for academics at universities including Oxford and Cambridge. Previous groups of Reading academics have all thoroughly recommended this session to other colleagues. Lunch is provided, group size is strictly limited. A similar course ("Developing confidence in the classroom for those new to teaching") is available for less experienced academic and teaching staff (separate booking required). This session aligns with A4, K2, K3 and K5 of the UKPSF.

FLAIR CPD Scheme Briefing

  • Wednesday 24th January 2018, 13:00-14:00
  • Monday 12th March 2018, 13:00-14:00
  • Tuesday 17th April 2018, 13:00-14:00
  • Thursday 17th May 2018, 13:00-14:00
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Are you an experienced member of staff with substantial experience of teaching and/or supporting learning within HE over the last three years? Would you like to gain professional recognition for your contribution to and impact on teaching and learning? If so, the FLAIR CPD scheme can support you in applying for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy at whichever category of Fellowship is most appropriate for your experience. These lunchtime briefing events are an opportunity to find out more about the scheme and the application process.

Alternatively, you can find out about the scheme and the application process by watching these screencasts.

FLAIR CPD Writing Workshop (D1/D2): Areas Of Activity 1 and 2

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The FLAIR CPD scheme supports members of staff with experience of teaching and/or supporting learning within the HE sector to gain Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in recognition of their contribution to and impact on teaching and learning. Through the scheme you can gain HEA Fellowship at whichever category is most appropriate for your experience (Associate Fellow - D1; Fellow - D2; Senior Fellow - D3 or Principal Fellow - D4).

This writing workshop is for members of staff applying to the FLAIR CPD scheme at D1 (Associate Fellow) or D2 (Fellow). It will focus on Areas of Activity 1 and 2 of the UKPSF and help you to develop and structure ideas for these sections of your application. There will also be information and guidance on the application process and a chance to ask questions. A separate workshop focuses on Areas of Activity 3 and 4. (Area of Activity 5 is embedded throughout both workshops).

If you have already attended Getting Started sessions, please request a place at a Follow Up Writing Retreat instead by emailing l.j.m.munday@reading.ac.uk.

FLAIR CPD Writing Workshop (D1/D2): Areas Of Activity 3 and 4

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The FLAIR CPD scheme supports members of staff with experience of teaching and/or supporting learning within the HE sector to gain Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in recognition of their contribution to and impact on teaching and learning. Through the scheme you can gain HEA Fellowship at whichever category is most appropriate for your experience (Associate Fellow - D1; Fellow - D2; Senior Fellow - D3 or Principal Fellow - D4).

This writing workshop is for members of staff applying to the FLAIR CPD scheme at D1 (Associate Fellow) or D2 (Fellow). It will focus on Areas of Activity 3 and 4 of the UKPSF and help you to develop and structure ideas for these sections of your application. There will also be information and guidance on the application process and a chance to ask questions. A separate workshop focuses on Areas of Activity 1 and 2. (Area of Activity 5 is embedded throughout both workshops).

If you have already attended Getting Started sessions, please request a place at a Follow Up Writing Retreat instead by emailing l.j.m.munday@reading.ac.uk.

FLAIR CPD Writing Retreat: Getting Started (D3)

Book your place here (multiple dates)

The FLAIR CPD scheme supports members of staff with experience of teaching and/or supporting learning within the HE sector to gain Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in recognition of their contribution to and impact on teaching and learning. Through the scheme you can gain HEA Fellowship at whichever category is most appropriate for your experience (Associate Fellow - D1; Fellow - D2; Senior Fellow - D3 or Principal Fellow - D4).

This 'Getting started' workshop is only for those applying at D3 (Senior Fellow). In the workshop you will develop ideas for the two major components of the D3 (Senior Fellow) application: the Professional Activity Table (PAT) and the case studies. There will also be information and guidance on the application process and a chance to ask questions.

If you have already attended a Getting Started session please request a place at a Follow Up Writing Retreat instead by emailing l.j.m.munday@reading.ac.uk.

How To Be A Reflective Practitioner, In One Easy Lesson

  • Monday 11th June 2018, 09:30-12:00
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This session is for Academic and Academic Support Staff.

"And you may ask yourself, well

How did I get here?" (Once in a lifetime, Talking Heads)

Reflective practice involves learning through and from our experience and becoming more aware of ways in which our engrained values, attitudes and dispositions underpin our everyday work. Developing professional expertise usually means that our responses get more automatic and instinctive and we rely upon these in the face of everyday demands. Yet this instinctiveness can also inhibit further learning, keeping us stuck in a loop. Allowing space for curiosity and reflection in professional development can allow us to move beyond habitual patterns of thinking and acting, to reconnect with a sense of purpose, to identify strengths and areas for change and to articulate creative ways of teaching and supporting our students. This session aligns with UKPFS A2, A4, A5, K3, K5, V3 and V4.

Pronunciation Skills For Academic Staff

  • Wednesday 1st November 2017, 09:30-13:00
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This session is designed for staff who are lecturing or presenting in English as a second language. It includes the opportunity for individual assessment and guidance. The facilitator is a professional voice coach. He regularly works with barristers and politicians and runs presentation skills courses for academics at universities including Reading, Oxford and Cambridge.

T&L Change Leadership & You

  • Tuesday 12th December 2017, 09:30-11:30
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This session is for SDTLs, DDTLs, Programme Directors, Heads of Department and other staff in T&L leadership roles. It will provide an introduction to models of change, initiating and leading a programme of change, motivating and communicating change, and building a change leadership team. We will explore questions such as

  • What should successful change look and feel like?
  • How can I overcome widespread resistance to change and help others see a need for it?
  • How do I lead a process of change when I don't have authority over colleagues?

These concepts will be presented in a T&L context. This session aligns with UKPSF A4, A5, K6, V3, V4.

T&L Leadership & You

  • Friday 3rd November 2017, 09.30-12.30 
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This workshop is for SDTLs, DDTLs, Programme Directors and other staff in T&L leadership roles, or who are aspiring to move into such roles. It will provide an introduction to some general leadership concepts, including leadership styles, motivating and supporting others, dealing with challenging behaviour, and developing and communicating your vision and goals. These concepts will be presented in a T&L context. This session aligns with A1, A5, K6, V1, V3 and V4 of the UKPSF.

The Curriculum Framework & You: Getting Started

  • Thursday 17th May 2018, 09.30-11.30

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This workshop is for SDTLs, DDTLs, Programme Directors and other staff responsible for leading curriculum review and enhancement in light of the Curriculum Framework. This workshop will focus primarily on the process of getting started on your curriculum review, from developing a shared vision and values statement for your School/Department/Programme(s) to exploring tangible examples of things you could do to facilitate local dialogue, and activities for stimulating discussion at a 'kick-off' meeting. There will also be opportunities to explore what further support/continuing professional development would be useful to you.

It would be helpful if 2 or 3 colleagues from each School could attend so that discussions can be focused on the specific challenges you face in your context. This session aligns with A1, A5, K6, V1, V3 and V4 of the UKPSF.

University Teaching Fellowship Scheme: Writing Your Application

  • Thursday 22nd March 2018, 13:00-14:30

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This session is to support staff applying to the University Teaching Fellow (UTF) Scheme. The session will cover the application process, including what makes a successful application. Potential applicants to the scheme are strongly advised to attend this session. The session aligns with the UKPSF A5; K5; V3; V4.

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