In December the Higher Education Academy announced the 55 successful National Teaching Fellows for 2016. We welcome and congratulate them all. This brings our community of Higher Education professionals to well over 750, including teachers, librarians, technologists, careers specialists and a range of professional services. This year saw the introduction of team teaching awards – Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE), and we congratulate all those who were successful.
The Association of National Teaching Fellows (ANTF), led by Sally Brown, has issued a response to the Teaching Excellence Framework ‘technical consultation’ as advertised on the BIS website. This consultation fleshes out some of the details for the TEF in year 2 on how it will assess and define teaching excellence (e.g. ANTF believe recognition of teacher training and awards such as UKPSF and/or NTF is missing); how metrics and evidence will be combined to form judgements about excellence, and how TEF outcomes will be communicated.
The response reflected feedback from over 100 members of the National Teaching Fellow Community, including those opposed to the TEF. The full response can be found here.
ANTF TEF Technical consultation 11July2016c (PDF file for download)
This follows on from previous work:
ANTF Response to the ‘TEF’ Green Paper
David from the University of Greenwich has written a lovely blog post capturing his #ANTF16 symposium presentation that he delivered in March this year. He discusses the importance of sex and relationship education – which is no longer compulsory at school, so David has picked up the challenge of exploring ‘it’ in Higher Education.
LINK TO DAVID’s BLOG POST
LINK TO A RECORDING OF HIS PRESENTATION VIA PANOPTO
LINK TO DAVID’S RESEARCH PROFILE
FIND DAVID ON TWITTER @David_T_Evans