I count myself as very fortunate to be part of such a passionate community that is the Association of National Teaching Fellows.
This years annual symposium was once again a tapestry of rich discussion, critical thought and exchange of ideas.
The association continues to provide a platform from which to discuss “issues” of the day and this was highlighted by the evenings speakers, Ant Bagshaw from WONKHE & Helen Higson from Aston University (also NTF & TEF Panel Member).
It was hard not to bring up the TEF, and sure enough it was a topic of conversation & debate, but to summarise I think we agreed that we welcome the ideas within the TEF to raise the profile of teaching, but we were disappointed at the metrics being used & lack of real evidence that they will actually be any use in measuring teaching excellence.
Many thanks to the committee for organising & I look forward to further discussions over the coming months.
I have included sketch notes of sessions, with associated Twitter text.