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Standards mapping

The Professional Standards fall into three categories:

Areas of Activity
A1 Design and plan learning activities and/or programmes of study
A2 Teach and/or support learning
A3 Assess and give feedback to learners
A4 Develop effective learning environments and approaches to student support and guidance
A5 Engage in continuing professional development in subjects/disciplines and their pedagogy, incorporating research, scholarship and the evaluation of professional practices

Core Knowledge
K1 The subject material
K2 Appropriate methods for teaching, learning and assessing in the subject area and at the level of the academic programme
K3 How students learn, both generally and within their subject/ disciplinary area(s)
K4 The use and value of appropriate learning technologies
K5 Methods for evaluating the effectiveness of teaching
K6 The implications of quality assurance and quality enhancement for academic and professional practice with a particular focus on teaching

Professional Values
V1 Respect individual learners and diverse learning communities
V2 Promote participation in higher education and equality of opportunity for learners
V3 Use evidence-informed approaches and the outcomes from research, scholarship and continuing professional development
V4 Acknowledge the wider context in which higher education operates recognising the implications for professional practice.

The table below indicates how each of these standards are addressed in the various parts of this submission.

A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 V1 V2 V3 V4
Communication – videoconferencing
1. Early career and influences X X
2. Focus of research interest and leading a community of practice X X X
3. Bringing the wider community to my institutions X X
Communication – virtual worlds
4. Creating new learning environments X X
5. Reaching more learners and academics, nationally and internationally X X
6. Academic engagement and influence X X
7. Work as a learning development adviser X X X X X X X
8.Guidance and leadership within institutions X
9. Development and support conducted as part of research projects X X X
10. Peer support through publication X
11.Role of my own education in supporting others X X X
12. Reflections on engagement X X
13. Role of change in current practice X X X X X X X X X X
14. Future directions X