Reflecting on our values
What are our values as higher education teachers? The UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education includes specific areas of activity, core knowledge and professional values. The professional values are as follows:
|Respect for individual learners|
|Commitment to incorporating the process and outcomes of relevant research, scholarship and/or professional practice|
|Commitment to development of learning communities|
|Commitment to encouraging participation in higher education, acknowledging diversity and promoting equality of opportunity|
|Commitment to continuing professional development and evaluation of practice|
What are your views on the above-stated professional values for teachers in higher education? How do you feel these relate to the employability agenda?