The HEAL group aims to develop links between the HEA, the Higher Education Academy, and BALEAP. HEAL stands for ‘Higher Education Academy Link’. The group was formed in 2011 stimulated by the importance of the HEA Internationalisation project and the aim of making links to the work of BALEAP members, both using the web site and contributing to it if possible. We are currently (2012) developing an EAP-informed resource aimed at non-EAP HE lecturers, starting with a half day workshop. We aim to trial this at the BALEAP conference 2013 before using it more widely. Our intention is to draw on our experience as EAP practitioners and on the TIS website to further disseminate best practice in teaching international students across the HE sector
We also aim to explore other potential links with the HEA such as the relationship between BALEAP’s TEAP competencies for EAP teachers (across 3 levels) and the UK PSF (Professional Standards Framework) which defines competencies for all teachers in higher education in the UK, across 4 levels in the revised framework (published November 2011). At a more general level we aim to pursue avenues which can link BALEAP members’ expertise to colleagues in the disciplines.
We are a small but active group!
If you're interested in joining the group please contact:
Reader in Educational Development
London South Bank University
BALEAP TEAP competencies: available at http://www.baleap.org.uk/media/uploads/pdfs/teap-competency-framework.pdf
HEA Internationalisation project: available at http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/internationalisation
UK Professional Standards Framework: available at http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ukpsf