Developing Professional Practice
Developing Professional Practice
A Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) Award.
A CPD opportunity to explore professional practice and personal development within the context of Higher Education.
Introduction and Background
A key priority as part of the implementation of the national Professional Standards Framework (PSF) at LJMU is to enhance the continuing professional development (CPD) Framework by identifying accredited opportunities which can meet the needs of staff in a variety of teaching and learning support roles. LJMU has a long standing commitment to CPD for all staff and is in a strong position to respond to national drivers such as the PSF.
The DPP bears accreditation from the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) with whom LJMU has an established relationship through other credit bearing awards. SEDA is the professional association for staff and educational developers in the UK, promoting innovation and good practice in higher education.
The SEDA values also align closely with the LJMU Core Values and behaviours. The programme is suitable for application within the whole University, is non-divisive and flexible to meet the needs of participants. Any member of staff at LJMU can complete the award at a level which is most appropriate to them.
What does it offer?
It allows for developing CPD opportunities that facilitate the full participation and involvement of the learner from the onset, and is supported by participant self-reflection and emotional intelligence.
Participants identify their own development needs within their work context which encourages ownership of their learning and supports a non-prescriptive approach.
The programme is flexible and can be delivered on a bespoke basis across the Faculties and service teams.
Following the programme individuals' will develop a greater understanding of the Higher Education environment and the needs for professional practice within their roles. Participants also develop their emotional intelligence and self-reflection as a methodology for effective continuous professional and personal development which in turn informs individuals CPD planning.
Anyone supporting Teaching and Learning either directly or indirectly within the University can attend, it is particularly relevant for those working in support roles within Faculties.
1. Induction Briefing (2 hours)
2. Core Knowledge sessions incorporating presentations from internal experts relating to the Higher Education environment, exploring roles and responsibilities, and opportunities to practice skills within a situational context (6 hours)
3. Managing Difficult Situations (3 hours)
4. Developing Others: Introduction to Coaching, Mentoring and Counselling Skills within HE (6 hours)
5. Working effectively with diversity and promoting inclusivity within HE (3 hours)
6. Supporting International Students within HE (3 hours)
Please note that these are key themes; specific content is informed by the participants themselves at the beginning of the programme, each participant is also entitled to 3 hours tutorial support.
What will you have to do?
Attend the taught programme and undertake some work based assessment tasks (project based and supported by personal reflection).
Alternatively some individuals may choose to undertake an individual portfolio route supported by individual coaching, identified development events and some work based assessment tasks (project based and supported by personal reflection).
What are the learning outcomes of the programme?
Participants demonstrate how their work is informed by:-
SV1. An understanding of how people learn
SV2. Scholarship, professionalism and ethical practice
SV3. Working in and developing learning communities
SV4. Working effectively with diversity and promoting inclusivity
SV5. Continuing reflection on ethical practice
SV6. Developing people and processes
|CORE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES
CDO 1. Identify their own professional development goals, directions or priorities
CDO 2. Plan for their initial and/or continuing professional development
CDO 3. Undertake appropriate development activities
CDO 4. Review their development and their practice and the relations between them
|SPECIALIST OUTCOMES |
SO 2. Demonstrate their ability to use interpersonal, organisational and coping skills
SO 3. Demonstrate their ability to use their specialist knowledge and skills appropriately in the HE context
How long will it take?
From start to finish the programme will be completed within 9-12 months, individual participants may negotiate their own submission date to suit their roles and commitments.
Is there a cost?
There is no cost to the programme, just release from work (with line management approval) for approximately 4 ½ days spread across the semester. There is also some assessment work which should take approximately 20-30 hours.
If you are interested in the programme please discuss this with your line manager. If they support your attendance then register your interest with:
John Trantom, Staff Development Advisor and SEDA “DPP” Recogniser
You can contact : 0151 231 8014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The development of the DPP is supporting the LJMU response to the national Professional Standards Framework.To find out more, please contact Rach Boulter, or tel: 0151 231 8666 or email: R.M.Boulter@ljmu.ac.uk