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Linking the Learning and Teaching and Human Resource Strategies via the Development of a Professional Doctorate. Northumbria University Dec 2008. Context: the Institution. The strategy: Learning and Teaching Strategy 1999 - 2008 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Helen Gale University of WolverhamptonLinking the Learning and Teaching and Human Resource Strategies via the Development of a Professional DoctorateNorthumbria UniversityDec 2008

    Helen Gale University of Wolverhampton

  • Helen Gale University of WolverhamptonContext: the InstitutionThe strategy: Learning and Teaching Strategy 1999 - 2008 The university: Post 1992 university teaching intensive vocational work based learning The staff: Significant number of researching professionals as well as professional researchers

    Helen Gale University of Wolverhampton

  • Helen Gale University of WolverhamptonContext: nationalGrowth in importance of the knowledge economy (Tennant, 2004)Push for increased vocationalism and employabilityPost Leitch- work based learning targetsProfessional Standards frameworkIncreased emphasis on performativity (Barnett, 2001; Lyotard, 1984)

    Helen Gale University of Wolverhampton

  • Helen Gale University of WolverhamptonContext: The Professional DoctorateOne of fastest growing qualifications (Bourner et al, 2001; Maxwell, 2003; Neumann,2005; Park, 2005) Demand for applied practitioner higher degree, based on field of practice rather than perceived gap in the literature

    Helen Gale University of Wolverhampton

  • Helen Gale University of WolverhamptonDifferences: Ph.D. c.f. Prof DocPhDPre-serviceTheoretical researchSingle disciplineAbstract knowledgeknowledge ofDevelopment of research careerLiterature / lab based researchProf DocIn-serviceApplied researchInterdisciplinaryKnowledge in contextknowledge forDevelopment of teaching/ management careerWork based action research

    Helen Gale University of Wolverhampton

  • Helen Gale University of WolverhamptonDifference in practice or perception?Binary divide or continuum? Discrete disciplines or overlapping communities of practice? Teacher manager or researcher? Complexity of professional roles

    Helen Gale University of Wolverhampton

  • Helen Gale University of WolverhamptonChanging Professional DevelopmentStructured and institutionally driven professional development, supported by an overall human resource strategyEdD at Wolverhampton = institutionally driven development building on internal CPD in learning and teachingi.e. curriculum development significantly structured by social context rather than by knowledge field

    Helen Gale University of Wolverhampton

  • Helen Gale University of WolverhamptonChanging professional development (contd)Mandatory PG Cert HEFCE funding: -TQEF -Professional Standards -Rewarding & Developing Staff Staff development = institutional priority rather than individual academic initiative

    Helen Gale University of Wolverhampton

  • Helen Gale University of WolverhamptonLearning & Teaching Strategy2.2 To develop supported career paths for academic staff for whom teaching is the main university activityAnnual round of L&T projects3 phases/ years: -Lit review + small pilot -Innovation / action research -EmbeddingPresentation & publication at each stage

    Helen Gale University of Wolverhampton

  • Helen Gale University of WolverhamptonLearning and Teaching Strategy (contd)2.6 To build staff capacity and increase quality outputs in research into HE, both generic and discipline-based, through a range of schemes and programmesLearning and Teaching Research Network (LTRN) supported & funded by HRHR + L&T = new way of supporting new academics the researching professionals

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  • Helen Gale University of WolverhamptonCurriculum modelReflective practitioner PG CertWork based learning practitioner client groupLearning journals, learning sets, e-portfolios, CPDReflective practitioner critical being (Barnett, 1997) = reflect critically on knowledge, developing critical self-reflection and critical action

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  • Helen Gale University of WolverhamptonCurriculum developmentTraditional curriculumKnowing thatDisciplinary skillsProblem makingKnowledge basedPureProposition basedEmerging curriculumKnowing howTransferable skillsProblem solvingTask basedAppliedExperientialIn practice, not so distinct. However, curriculum centrality given to interaction of knowledge with the experiential context

    Helen Gale University of Wolverhampton

  • Helen Gale University of WolverhamptonCurriculum developmentAdvanced Education Research module Aim = develop a range of research skills including negotiating, networking, abstract writing, bid writing and presentation skills. Evaluation and Embedding module LO = critically evaluate, make recommendations, backed with appropriate and judicious use of evidence, for institutional change or further developments / research Prof Doc assessment continually related to institutional practice

    Helen Gale University of Wolverhampton

  • Helen Gale University of WolverhamptonBarnetts curriculum modelKnowledge academiaAction professionSelf studentTraditional PhDKnowledge is dominantProf DocAll 3 domains overlap and have equal priority Prof DocOn going CD portfolio all your reflection on different aspects of your doctoral work is brought together in one place

    Helen Gale University of Wolverhampton

  • Helen Gale University of WolverhamptonP.G. Cert in Learning & Teaching in Higher EducationLearning & Teaching Professional Development Programme Fellow of Higher Education AcademyAssoc. Cert in Learning & Teaching in Higher EducationAssociate of Higher Education AcademyP.G. Dip/ M.A. in Learning & Teaching --------- L& T projects Phase 1&2 -------- PublicationsProf. Doc in Learning & Teaching --------- L& T projects Phase 3 -------- Prof Prac PortfolioP.G. Cert (International)Senior Fellow of Higher Education AcademyProfessional Standards Descriptor 1Professional Standards Descriptor 2Professional Standards Descriptor 3

    Helen Gale University of Wolverhampton

  • Helen Gale University of WolverhamptonIssuesValidation what is research at Level 5 in a Professional Doctorate? Moving staff from L&T projects to writing at Level 5Departmental / School politicsBuilding a multidisciplinary supervisory team e.g. retention in Applied Sciences

    Helen Gale University of Wolverhampton

  • Reference Gale, H. 2008. "Not another strategy? Linking the Learning and Teaching and Human Resource Strategies via the development of a Professional Doctorate. Educational Developments 9:7-11.Helen Gale University of Wolverhampton

    Helen Gale University of Wolverhampton