Going Global delegates: Round table discussion
Date and times

Wednesday 2 May 2018, 09.00 - 12.00 

Location Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Early bird price £100
Standard price £130
Book your place Via the Going Global 2018 registration form

This session will be led by experts in the field of developing, recognising and rewarding high quality teaching and learning in HE. The focus will be on the strategic development and implementation of a professional standards framework for teaching appropriate to 21st century world-class higher education.

The Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning was developed as a mechanism to support and acknowledge the professionalization of teaching in the HE sector, by, among others, fostering dynamic approaches to teaching and learning through creativity, innovation and continuous development. Now a global benchmark of teaching quality, it has been adopted by a number of world governments as a means of HE sector transformation.

This session will reflect on how the Professional Standards Framework and other framework tools help to engage with key sector issues including student success, assessment, internationalization, retention, employability and flexible learning. It will consider how such frameworks can facilitate transformation at the levels of policy, culture and practice, and illustrate the opportunities for local educational enhancement and wider global connections.

This masterclass is designed for: 

  • Policy makers;
  • Leaders of Higher Education;
  • Academics.           

Participant learning outcomes:

  • An understanding of global professional standards for teaching and supporting learning in HE;
  • Appreciate how these professional standards are being adopted in a broad range of global contexts to support the development of world-class education;
  • Have explored examples of successful  strategic leadership in relation to the development of high quality teaching;
  • Have considered the opportunities to enhance the quality of teaching within their own contexts.

Advanced preparation
None required

Tutor Profiles

Kathryn Harrison-Graves, Head of Global Partnerships, Advance HE, UK

Kathryn joined the Higher Education Academy in 2012, before it merged to form Advance HE in March 2018. Prior to assuming the position of Head of Global Partnerships was an Academic Lead within the Accreditation, Recognition and Reward team. Kathryn has experience of not only leading the organisation’s institutional accreditation service but also of working directly with institutions in both the UK and internationally to support the design and development of staff development schemes for those who teach and support learning. In her International Services role, Kathryn has worked in partnership with institutions across the globe to both design and deliver projects focusing on various aspect of capacity building for teaching quality.

Kathryn is a Senior Fellow of the HEA, holds an MA in Educational Improvement, Development and Change from York St. John University, PGDip in Equine Science from Writtle College, PGCE from Sheffield Hallam University and a BSc (Hons) in Equine Sports Science from De Montfort University. Kathryn is actively involved with research and the academic community and is undertaking a Doctorate of Education specialising in higher education at the University of Sheffield.

About Advance HE

Advance HE came into being in March 2018, following the merger of the Equality Challenge Unit, the Higher Education Academy and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.

Their purpose is to advance the professional practice of higher education to improve outcomes for the benefit of students, staff and society. Advance HE has been created to be “of and for the sector” and is jointly owned by GuildHE and Universities UK.

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