Aspiring National Teaching Fellows: report on webinar one

Facilitated by Prof Debbie Holley on behalf of the Association of National Teaching Fellows Committee 

L-r top: Dan , Debbie, Leonie, Kirsten below as the participants start to join us  

The NTF award scheme went live on the 5th October, and AdvanceHE, working with the ANTF, are arranging for monthly webinars to support those interested in the applying for this prestigious award. Plese do share the links widely – we warmly welcome applications from those in FE colleagues and under-represented groups. 

Webinar One: Getting Started 

This webinar covered the new guidance, highlighted useful AdvanceHE resources, and our invited guest was Dr Kirsten Hardie, a previous ANTF Committee Chair who shared her wonderful ‘object based learning’ materials, in her session, ‘the joy of the NTF’. Kirsten showed how she had used this body of work to develop herself, develop others and build international links. We stopped for regular Q&A, and Dr Nicola Watchman Smith and Dan Amin summarised the chat and answered questions as we went.   

Main Q&A themes: 

Links between UKPSF and NTF? 

Draw upon the underpinning evidence, but schemes designed for different purposes 

Who do I talk to in my institution? 

Each UK HEI working with AdvanceHE has a ‘institutional contact’ who has the final responsibility of uploading the final claim, securing the VC (or equivalent supporting statement) 

How can I get an idea of what to write about? 

Contact NTFs in your institution, discipline or who just look friendly! There is a ‘rogues guide’ on the AdvanceHE pages! 

Professor Sally Brown, one of the original scheme developers has written extensively with NTFs in co-published books and chapter; she also has a comprehensive set of powerpoint slides on her webpage (search NTF).

Other example publications from NTFs 

Bilham, T. ed., 2013. For the Love of Learning: Innovations from outstanding university teachers. Macmillan International Higher Education. 

Bilham, T., Hamshire, C., Hartog, M. and Doolan, M.A., 2019. Reframing Space for Learning: Excellence and Innovation in University Teaching. UCL IOE Press. UCL Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL. 

Broughan, C., Steventon, G. and Clouder, L. eds., 2018. Global perspectives on teaching excellence: A new era for higher education. Routledge. 

Sheridan, M.J., 2017. Learning with the Labyrinth: Creating Reflective Space in Higher Education, by J. Sellers and B. Moss. 

Useful links: 

AdvanceHE NTF 2021 Guidance pack, videos and benefits  https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/awards/teaching-excellence-awards/national-teaching-fellowship#2021 

Information on the seminar series – all recorded and available on the AdvanceHE platform. 

Facilitated by ANTF Committee Events co-ordinator, Prof Debbie Holley and Daniel Amin from the AdvanceHE events team, these webinars will offer insights and guidance through the NTF application process. All the sessions will be recorded, and available on the AdvanceHE platform; please contact the events team if this is a concern, we respect your privacy.  

Webinar One: Getting Started 

This webinar will cover the new guidance, highlight useful AdvanceHE resources, and have a closing panel of National Teaching Fellows sharing their journeys and an AdvanceHE representative on hand to take any questions 

Date: 15.10.2020 

Useful links: 

AdvanceHE NTF 2021 Guidance pack, videos and benefits   

Webinar Two: A conversation with successful NTFs 

This webinar will offer a brief re-cap of the scheme and highlight updates; and feature some personal journeys from existing National Teaching Fellows. There will be lots of time to ask our AdvanceHE/NTF panel questions  

Date: 4th November, 9-10am

Book here

Webinar Three:  Institutional/Individual perspectives 

This webinar will briefly re-cap the previous two sessions, and the panel will include a representative from those tasked with staff development in our institutions, to offer the institutional viewpoint about the scheme, as well as NTFs happy to share their experiences  

Date: 3rd December, 1-2pm 

Book here.

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