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Centre for Higher Education Practice

Writing for Professional Recognition Event

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Time:
12:30 - 13:15
Date:
14 February 2019
Venue:
Venue details are emailed after booking on using Staffbook.

Event details

In the UK, university academics are increasingly expected to gain professional recognition for their teaching through the AdvanceHE Fellowship scheme (HEA, 2015). This presentation describes an ethnographic study of a group of six university academics and their experiences of writing for fellowship of the Higher Education Academy through an HEA-accredited institutional professional development scheme. The study specifically explores their identities as academics, as writers, the decisions they make in crafting their reflective writing and the challenges and benefits of writing reflectively for professional recognition. Findings reveal that writing for fellowship required more than just a reflection on experience. It requires knowledge of the writing process and formal knowledge of lexico-grammatical and rhetorical patterns. The presentation will also describe how the results of this study will inform the design of the writing support and the resources provided to academics undertaking this process.

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