TQEF Project 4a:
DEVELOPING HE TUTORS WITHIN THE FE SECTOR
Aims of the Project:
1. To design and deliver pioneering CPD provision for distinct sections of the HE community in response to emerging research evidence of particular needs.
2. To pilot evaluate and revise new provision in order to add value to CPD via increased relevance to professional contexts, and to cultivate self-sustaining CPD provision in areas of HE that are currently neglected
This has involved the development of two new module options for validation for inclusion on the MA in Professional Development (PCET). The modules are:
Developing evidence-based PCET teacher education practice, and
Delivering HE in FE
- The modules are also offered as stand alone 30 credit M level CPD awards, with certificates being issued. This opportunity is for participants not wishing to gain an M level Postgraduate Certificate.
- The module Developing evidence-based PCET teacher education practice supports ITT reform (DfES, 2004) which stresses the importance of providing of CPD for teacher educators.
- The module Delivering HE in FE addresses a number of questions which have been raised by FE college staff in relation to their HE role (HEFCE, 2003).
- For the first two years, 2007-08 and 2008-09, TQEF provides sponsorship, by eliminating the costs to participants (who work within the Consortium for Post-Compulsory Education and Training) and by making payments to their employers to off-set reductions in teaching loads.
The modules support the new annual requirement for all teachers in the Learning and Skills Sector to undertake 30 hours CPD, which allows contextualisation to sub-sectors and sub-contexts.