What is the current status with UM CPD?
UM’s CPD activities usually give you the opportunity to come together and learn from the experiences of others in order to further innovate your teaching practices. Unfortunately, in these difficult times, our face-to-face CPD offering has been postponed. However, we are still offering online CPD events which are listed below as well as on Facebook or LinkedIn. Please check this page regularly for up-to-date activities. You can also check out our CPD knowledge clips here.
So how can I fulfill my CPD hours this academic year?
As you are no doubt already aware, due to the Covid-19 crisis all UM teaching activities are currently migrating online. Although UM has set up a host of digital facilities, as well as tips & tricks to support this, we appreciate that online education is new for many of our teaching staff and that this has created a great demand for new knowledge and skills in this area.
To demonstrate UM’s appreciation to all our teaching staff who are currently putting in time and energy into up-skilling for this digital switch, the Executive Board wishes to formally recognize the formal and informal learning process they are engaging in by regarding this as the fulfillment of their Continuing Professional Development hours for this academic year. To ensure this is taken into consideration, please keep your line-managers up to date with the relevant activities you have undertaken.
Some additional information on delivering good online education can be found in our CPD knowledge clips.
For questions or further support with your CPD, please contact your faculty CPD coordinator.
Upcoming Online CPD activities
Online Workshop | Addressing Challenging Behaviour
11 June 2020 | 14:00 – 15:00h
In this interactive online session staff members discuss and learn how they can recognize and manage situations in which students display challenging behavior and/or mental health problems. Click on ‘register here’ for more information.
Read to succeed: Professional development book club
EDLAB is looking to start a book group as part of our CPD offering. This idea has been proposed by UCM lecturer and BoE Chair, Peter Vermeer who will also facilitate this activity. We will start off by reading “Education in the Open Society – Karl Popper and Schooling” by Richard Bailey and discussing the relevance of this book for our (CCCS) educational philosophy.
“In the book it is argued that epistemology, or the theory of knowledge, must lie at the heart of every educational theory, whether it is explicit or not.”
This activity is open to all UM teaching staff who are eligible for CPD (with a minimum of 8 people required to go ahead). The format of how we will discuss the content will be on the agenda for the first meeting, so together we can decide how to shape the club and go forward.
“Popper’s fundamental insight was that knowledge grows, not through the buildup of certain information but through continual correction, alteration and rejection of earlier knowledge.”
Register your interest below, before April 24.
And click here to find out more about the chosen book:
Education in the open society – Karl Popper and schooling
Routledge; 1 edition (November 7, 2019)
Author Richard Bailey