Effective teacher

The effective teacher creates positive conditions for student learning – by establishing approaches to educational design, delivery and assessment that are appropriate for the subject, student cohort and institutional context – and takes a reflective approach to developing and improving their teaching practice over time

The effective teacher creates positive conditions for student learning – by establishing approaches to educational design, delivery and assessment that are appropriate for the subject, student cohort and institutional context – and takes a reflective approach to developing and improving their teaching practice over time

Promotion criteria
The successful promotion candidate would demonstrate effective teaching through fulfilling some or all of the criteria within two key domains:
Attitudes
A reflective and professional attitude that develops over time:
  • demonstrates a student-centred approach, promoting professional and inclusive interactions with students within and beyond the classroom
  • offers a well-defined teaching philosophy with a reflective and analytical approach to continuously improve their teaching and learning practice
  • demonstrates a conscientious and systematic focus on enhancing student learning and participation within and beyond the classroom
  • inspires and motivates students as innovators, independent learners and critical thinkers
  • engages in horizon-scanning across their subject or profession to ensure that students’ knowledge and skills reflect the cutting-edge of their discipline
  • demonstrates a student-centred approach, promoting professional and inclusive interactions with students within and beyond the classroom
  • offers a well-defined teaching philosophy with a reflective and analytical approach to continuously improve their teaching and learning practice
  • demonstrates a conscientious and systematic focus on enhancing student learning and participation within and beyond the classroom
  • inspires and motivates students as innovators, independent learners and critical thinkers
Delivery
Effective design, delivery and assessment of courses and materials:
  • plans, organises and delivers a range of teaching and learning experiences, tailored to the specific needs of the programme, students and intended learning outcomes
  • provides assessment and feedback that foster student engagement and independent learning
  • responds in a timely and professional manner to individual student learning needs
  • coordinates and manages courses effectively, including the development of appropriate supporting materials
  • appreciates programme objectives, institutional quality assurance (QA) processes and, where relevant, the standards set by professional bodies
  • plans, organises and delivers a range of teaching and learning experiences, tailored to the specific needs of the programme, students and intended learning outcomes
  • provides assessment and feedback that foster student engagement and independent learning
  • responds in a timely and professional manner to individual student learning needs
  • coordinates and manages courses effectively, including the development of appropriate supporting materials
  • appreciates programme objectives, institutional quality assurance (QA) processes and, where relevant, the standards set by professional bodies
Note: all levels of the framework presuppose subject content knowledge and pedagogical training, including appropriate national/institutional qualifications.
Range of influence
The primary community influenced by the effective teacher is the students whom they teach and tutor.

Teaching achievement would be primarily demonstrated through the candidate’s impact on the learning, engagement and participation among these student groups and the candidate’s reflective approach to developing their own teaching practice.