At Navitas we encourage our teachers to transform the student learning experience by building a range of capabilities, embracing learning and teaching challenges, and being responsive to changes in the education environment. To support staff in the development of their skills to bring about this transformation, Learning and Teaching Services has launched Teaching Excellence at Navitas (TEN): a strategic and innovative approach to the delivery and management of academic staff’s professional development at Navitas. Explore the elements of TEN below:
TEN Capability Framework
The TEN Capability Framework is a framework which guides and supports our teaching and academic support staff in the delivery of high-quality student learning experiences. This framework also offers a means to discuss, benchmark and provide evidence for performance, progress and impact as appropriate across the diversity of learning and teaching contexts at Navitas.
Acknowledging the various teaching and academic support roles at Navitas, the framework offers definitions for the specific knowledge, skills and principles which contribute to ‘teaching excellence’ across seven interdependent domains. Learn more about the domains below (click on the image below to open a larger version and explore in more detail):
Learn more about the TEN Capability Framework here.
TEN Capability Explorer
The TEN Capability Explorer is a tool designed to help you identify your current and future learning and teaching needs as part of your ongoing professional development. Aligned to the TEN Navitas Capability Framework, the tool will enable you to self-assess your professional skills and it will provide recommendations for suitable TEN PD modules.
Learn more about the story behind the TEN Capability Explorer here.
TEN PD program
As part of TEN, a suite of 35 online professional development (PD) modules on teaching approaches, strategies and effective use of learning technologies will be offered. All these modules are mapped to the seven domains in the TEN Capability Framework and are designed to support teaching staff in the delivery of high-quality student learning experiences.
The modules are flexible (each consisting of approximately three hours of learning), and Navitas academic staff can complete them online through the Navitas Learning & Teaching Moodle.
TEN micro and macro badging
Successful completion of a module’s final assessment task will enable participants to be awarded with a badge, representing a capability mapped to a domain within the TEN Capability Framework.
Learn more about the TEN micro and macro badging strategy here.
Navitas HEA Fellowship Program
As part of TEN, the Navitas HEA Fellowship program will assist participants through the process of applying for Fellowship with Advance HE (previously known as Higher Education Academy). Learn more about the Navitas HEA Fellowship Program here.