Assignment 9 – Reflective Review

Well, what else is there to say… Assignment 9, the reflective review. Assignment 9 – Reflective Review Assignment 9 Notes Looking back on my UKPSF – Initial Profile Form and Statement I am quite proud of how much I have learnt, and how my teaching practice has developed and continues to develop. I have a much better…

Assignment 7 – Critical Evaluation of Teaching Practice

This assignment encourage us to critically evaluate the peer observation of teaching (POT) exercise. Using the feedback received from colleagues and our own critical reflections we were tasked with identifying our strengths, weakness and opportunities to develop our teaching practice. It also gave me the opportunity to reflect on the experience of partaking in POT…

Assignment 6 – Critical Evaluation of Professional Practice

This task required us to individually write a critically reflect review of the key themes emerging from our Professional Practice Group Presentations. Rather than recite what the group presented which is summarised in Profesional Practice Presentation Notes I wanted to expand on the idea of generic professionalism skills, a term used by Katz (2000) and the…

Assignment 6 – Presentation

Here is our Professional Practice Presentation, Part 1 of Assignment 6. Claire from Fashion Design, Jo from Marine & Natural History Photography and myself focused on transferable and soft skills, personal attributes, and behaviours that constitute being a professional in a cross section of creative disciplines. We tried to keep the presentation primarily visual, choosing…

Assignment 5 – Critical Evaluation of Inclusive Teaching

Assignment 5 encouraged us to critically evaluate our individual teaching practices within the context of inclusivity and accessibility. I identified anxiety and apprehension as an issue in workshops and technical learning environments. Any triggers of anxiety are often made worse by the inherent physical characteristic of workshops; e.g. unfamiliar equipment, large noisy machinery and tools, and…

Assignment 4 – Part 2 (Poster)

The task Part 2 of Assignment 4 encouraged us to carry a theme forward from our discussion forum and create a visual interpretation of said theme in the form of a poster. I decided to design a poster that publicised a hypothetical graduate workshop access scheme that I had proposed in Part 1.

Assignment 4 – Online discussion

This post summarise some of the discussions/feedback from the online forum for Assignment 4. My written post can be viewed in my previous post, Assignment 4 – Part 1. So far I haven’t discussed the cessation of Crafts too much within my assignments. However it only seemed appropriate within Assignment 4 as employability stats were cited…

Assignment 4 – Part 1

The task Assignment 4 encouraged us to critically engage with issues about employability within our own teaching practices. The first part of the task required us to submit a 750 word online forum discussion post exploring themes of employability within our own subject specialism. My contribution… Employability statistics were cited by Senior Management as a…

Assignment 2 – Critical Evaluation of Assessment and Feedback

The Task The second assignment was a 1500 word critical reflection on the role of assessment and feedback within my current teaching practice. With the help of an assessment cycle grid I analysed and evaluated an assessed teaching and learning activity within the context of the course syllabus, engaging with pedagogic literature, QAA guidelines, course documents…

Assignment 1 – Academic Practice Exercise

The Task Our first written Assignment of the PGCHE was split into two parts. A 500 word online discussion followed by a 1000 word academic practice exercise. The 500 word online discussion was essentially a literature review of a educational journal article, of our choice, that somehow relates to our practice. Once submitted the group…

Assignment 1 – Online Wiki Discussion

Online Wiki Discussion: Evaluating Modes of Delivery Just one week into the PGCHE, and we had a contactless session. The group were asked to contributed to an online wiki, discussing the advantages, disadvantages and keys to success of various modes of delivery within the creative HE sector. The task posed a few challenges. As a…