There is a growing list of learning and teaching conferences and National Teaching Fellow events, and you can find a conference near you on our News and Events Page.
2015 NTF Symposium Fun
If you wish to submit your event, either email a few details via the NTF JiscMail list if you are on the list, or simply add a comment to this blog post containing a few lines, dates and a URL.
As with last year, @AndrewMid, @alexgspiers and myself @vivienrolfe are experimenting with the Meta Learning and Teaching idea, which is looking at how to pull in artefacts from YOUR conferences into one location. Do contact us via Twitter if you wish to participate. You can browse conference items from last year on the website: https://metatl.wordpress.com
Meanwhile I hope to see you at one of the events!
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