Professional development and goals

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I received a formal teaching degree in the form of a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education (PGCAPHE) with Distinction from Coventry University in November 2016. 

 

 

 

 


 

In October 2017, I was officially recognized as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. HEA encourages excellence in teaching and its professional recognition means that my teaching practice demonstrates sustained, effective professional engagement with all areas of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and an appropriate degree of management of teaching beyond my practice, with an established record relating to teaching and learning and management/ leadership of specific aspects of teaching provisions (i.e. course management).

In July 2019, I was awarded a Certified Management & Business Educator (CMBE) recognition. The CMBE gives business and management educators a recognized professional designation and a framework for continuous professional development. I am pleased to have my CPD for 2020-21 approved and my Chartered ABS Certified Management & Business Educator (CMBE) status renewed for another year up to July 2022.

Certified Management & Business Educator certificate confirming recognition until July 2022

I am an accredited External Examiner through the Advanced HE 6-week online professional development course. This course allowed me to:

  • gain an understanding of the role of the external examiner as articulated in the UK Quality Code for Higher Education

  • consolidate my understanding of the nature of academic standards and professional judgment, and explore the implications for external examining

  • develop my ability in using evidence-informed approaches to contribute to impartial, transparent judgments on academic standards and enhancing student learning.

Mental Health First Aid Champion badge

In September 2019, I completed a Higher Education Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Champion course. During this course, I gained the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues, offer first aid and guide someone towards the support they need. This helps me create a mentally healthy, supportive environment for my students. 

Certificate confirming accreditation as External Examiner with Advanced HE
EXIN Agile Scrum Master badge

I am a certified Agile Scrum Master. The EXIN qualification combines agile principles and scrum practices with practical assignments. It tests the competencies required to facilitate, coach, and enable a cross-functional team as a Scrum Master. Apart from IT project management, software development, business management, and IT service management, Scrum methodology, and agile project management are also increasingly being adopted in other areas outside IT to enable all kinds of teams.

I am a full member of the Association for Project Management and a member of the Association for Learning Technology. I hold the following qualifications in the area of project management and quality management:

  • PRINCE2 Practitioner certificate in Project Management

  • MSP® Foundation Certificate in Programme Management

  • MoP® Foundation Certificate in Portfolio Management

  • P3O® Foundation Certificate in Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices

  • Environmental Manager Certificate

  • Quality Manager Certificate

  • Quality Manager Assistant Certificate

Apart from formal teaching education, the development of my teaching so far has also been based on schooling myself, on reading literature, observing and working along with other academics, on my own practical experience, and on feedback received from students and colleagues. While being involved in teaching the courses, I did not only encourage the development of my students, but I also made it a number one priority to increase the on-going development of my professional capacities. I believe in constant and consistent self-evaluation, and setting short and long-term goals. I aim to be a teacher that does not only expect the best of her students but also of herself.

 

In my teaching career I will continue to:

  • read scholarship on teaching and learning including resources related to broad areas of management and organization;

  • update my pedagogics skill by participating in teaching workshops and pedagogics courses; 

  • upgrade my skills on using technology in the classroom;

  • attend workshops on teaching-related items whenever possible;

  • update course activities and selected readings;

  • stay well-informed of international business and management research and incorporate it into my courses;

  • get feedback and learn from students to improve my teaching.

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