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Academic Development Directorate

Professional Development in Higher Education Programme

The aim of the programme is to provide lecturers with the knowledge, skills and training to help them be more effective and creative in their pedagogical delivery and academic support of learners. Reflective practise is at the programme's core and integrated within the programme is the UK Professional Standards Framework. The programme has recently received Higher Education Academy (HEA) accreditation.

Programme Aims:

  • To introduce participants to theory, methodology and resources that will help them to plan, present, manage and evaluate students' learning and their own teaching.
  • To provide participants with the opportunity to practice teaching skills in a supportive learning environment.
  • To introduce newly appointed lecturers and teaching fellows to SOAS procedures, policies and practices related to learning and teaching.
  • To support new members of teaching staff to develop discipline specific learning and teaching support skills

Please note that you must have completed either PDHEP Core Units Module 1 or GTA Module 1 in order to attend these. 

To register for any of these modules, please download and complete an application form.

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Forthcoming Events

Reflection on teaching practice – 1 (Tutorials, seminars and small groups) [1.4/2.4 PDHEP]

30 April 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Effective assessment and feedback [2.5 PDHEP]

8 May 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learning outcomes and teaching aims [2.1. PDHEP]

16 May 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Lecturer as dramaturge and performer [2.9 PDHE]

20 May 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Core Units [1.1, 1.2, 1.3 PDHEP] 9th -11th June 2014

9 June 2014, 21/22 Russell Square, T101 and T102, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Core Units [1.1, 1.2, 1.3 PDHEP] 1st -3rd September 2014

1 September 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426 & 4429, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Core Units [1.1, 1.2, 1.3 PDHEP] 8th - 10th September 2014

8 September 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426 & 4429, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Core Units [1.1, 1.2, 1.3 PDHEP]15th - 17th September

15 September 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Core Units [1.1, 1.2, 1.3 PDHEP] 3rd - 5th November 2014

3 November 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426 & 4429, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM