Why is it important to enhance learning and teaching at a national level?
Improving learning and teaching in higher education develops:
- a country's economic skills
- a creative and agile workforce
- individuals who can adapt to the future needs of society
Sector-Wide Change Projects/Programmes
Sector-wide change projects/programmes allow institutions from across a country or region to work together on exploring a particular priority area. Key challenges include:
- Embedding employability
- Assessment and feedback
- Retention, completion and achievement
- Students as partners
- Flexible learning
Collaborative Training and Development
Through working with ministries and government agencies, the HEA provides training and development programmes for delegates from across the sector, to allow multiple institutions and their academics to benefit, as part of sector-wide improvement. These range from bespoke flagship programmes to develop teaching or leadership in HE, through to individual workshops to assist with key strategies, such as retention and completion or curriculum design.
Bespoke Enhancement Services
With an extensive network of skilled consultants, the HEA works with governments to bring about sustainable development and change. Focusing on building capacity and expertise, global best practice and mutual learning, the HEA works first to understand needs, before designing effective projects.
Implementing a Professional Standards Framework
A Professional Standards Framework is a comprehensive set of professional standards and guidelines for everyone involved in teaching and supporting learning in HE, it can be applied to personal development programmes at individual or institutional level to improve teaching quality. We can assist in the implementation of a Professional Standards Framework within a specific HE context.
Higher Education Council, Bahrain
The Higher Education Academy was commissioned by the Higher Education Council of Bahrain, via the British Council, to help formulate and implement a plan to embed employability into the curriculum of the universities across the Kingdom. This is part of the Kingdom’s economic vision 2030.
"The HEA understand our problems and for us to achieve our ambition over the next five years, we need to be working closely with partners like the HEA who really understand what it means to be a good teacher, what it means in terms of designing curricula, what it means in terms of working with employers and what it means in terms of delivering really positive student outcomes. So we are excited to be working with the HEA over the next few years."
Head of Projects, Higher Education Council, Kingdom of Bahrain