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Professional Recognition and Scholarship for HE Learning & Teaching is the core module of the PGCAP and is designed to enable staff who are awarded professional recognition through the C@N-DO scheme to build on this achievement with further Learning & Teaching scholarship for the award of Level 7 credit.

Target audience

This module is open to staff with HEA Fellowship who are involved in teaching or in aspects of student or staff L&T support, and who have gained HEA Fellowship (D2) or Senior Fellowship (D3) through C@N-DO.

Award of HEA Fellowship is made through C@N-DO, but the work completed for successful award of Fellowship or Senior Fellowship within C@N-DO can be submitted as part of the assessment for this module.  Further work as part of this module then enables the award of Level 7 credit.

Overview

By building on the Assessment tasks completed for Fellowship through C@N-DO the module supports the institutional strategic plan and reflects key institutional priorities in additional to enabling the demonstration of the UKPSF dimensions for the award of HEA Fellowship.

Therefore the module assessment strategy involves a UKPSF Evidence Base including critique of selected practice, peer observation account & CPD record, previously successfully assessed for the award of FHEA or SFHEA which is then explored, critiqued and critically evaluated within a Critical Commentary and Peer Observation Critical Commentary.

There are two main strands of learning and teaching activity for this module, with :

  • Reading Circles to explore and critique Learning and Teaching literature related to issues emerging through the module critiques submitted as part of the C@N-DO FHEA or SFHEA submission.  These will be participant-led and can be organised to meet either face to face or online, around participant availability.
  • Further Peer Observation Activity, and completion of a Peer Observation Critical Commentary, evaluating developmental progression made between two periods of peer observation activity. Again, the timing and focus of this peer observation will be decided by participants and can explore various aspects of face to face or online teaching or student support.

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Tutor-led plenary workshops will support the participant-focused learning activity at the start, middle and end of the module.

The module assessment strategy involves a UKPSF Evidence Base including critique of selected practice, peer observation account & CPD record, previously successfully assessed for the award of FHEA or SFHEA which is then explored, critiqued and critically evaluated within a Critical Commentary and supplemented with a Peer Observation Critical Commentary.