Teaching development and goals
I received a formal teaching degree in the form of 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 have been awarded a Certified Management & Business Educator (CMBE) recognition. The CMBE gives business and management educators a recognised professional designation and a framework for continuous professional development.
In September 2019, I have been completed a Higher Education Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Champion course. During this course, I was able to gain the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues, offer first aid and guide someone towards the support they need. I am sure that this will help me create a mentally healthy, supportive environment for my students.
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 lecturers at Hanken and Coventry University, 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 organisation;
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.