The programme is built on principles of participation, collegiality, scholarship and commitment to career-long effective and innovative practice.
The programme welcomes participants into a community of practice that will support and guide them through their academic career, and to which they will have an opportunity to contribute from the very beginning of the programme through their engagement with the programme, and beyond. The programme is designed to relate directly to participants’ own current practice, it is also designed with the future in mind.
The aims of the programme are to:
- encourage a critically reflective, evidence-based approach to the practice of teaching and supporting learning with reference to established practice and current thinking;
- provide an enabling environment in which to assist the continuing professional development of participants engaged in teaching, supporting student learning and wider academic practice;
- promote dialogue within and between the disciplines across the institution about effective practice and the enhancement of the learning environment;
- promote the development of learning communities by working in collaboration with peers and experienced colleagues to develop competence and confidence in individual academic roles;
- promote commitment to equality of opportunity and respecting diverse learning communities
- promote engagement with University of Birmingham communities and opportunities to contribute to the ongoing enhancement of teaching and supporting practices within and beyond your practice context.
The programme is closely aligned to the dimensions of practice contained within the UK Professional Standards Framework and throughout the programme you will be given opportunities to reflect on the ways in which you are working within this framework.