Communications Dynamics Thread
The Communications Dynamics Thread seeks to develop staff in a range of knowledge, skills and attitudes pertaining to language and communication. It designs programmes in response to the needs of Schools and Departments in TP. Monthly workshops are conducted by selected academic staff from the Schools.
The Mentoring Thread (or Fostering Academic Mentoring Excellence, FAME) seeks to build a community of academic mentors in TP whose primary responsibilities are to guide, advise, counsel, provide role models and support protégés in effective learning-teaching practices.
The Research Thread aims to develop an educational research culture at TP. It supports staff in their journey through on-going educational research projects existing within the Schools and where appropriate, to collaborate with the Schools and others for shared learning. As part of LA’s commitment to educational research, LA full-time staff members seek to contribute to relevant publications and conference presentations. TP’s three cohorts of staff who have graduated from the Master of Education programme with the University of Sheffield demonstrate TP’s commitment to lifelong learning and educational research. A 4th cohort of staff is currently engaged in the final lap of their MEd programme. The Master of Education theses have explored a wide range of pedagogical issues.