The Professional Standards Framework

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) Professional Standards Framework (PSF) underpins the ANU Educational Fellowship Scheme (EFS). In a nutshell, the framework consists of three dimensions of practice around which you will shape your application.

The Higher Education Academy Professional Standards Framework identifies three [linked] Dimensions of Practice underpinning the Education Fellowship Scheme: Areas of Activity (educational activities undertaken by university teachers and supporters of learning); Core Knowledge (knowledge needed to carry out these activities); Professional Values (values that all teachers and supporters of learning should embrace and exemplify when performing these activities).


TheĀ Areas of Activity (As), Core Knowledge (Ks), and Professional Values (Vs) are summarised below.

A1. Design and plan learning activities and/or programs of study. A2. Teach and/or support learning. A3. Assess and give feedback to learners. A4. Develop effective learning environments and approaches to student support and guidance. A5. Engage in continuing professional development in subjects/disciplines and their pedagogy, incorporating research, scholarship and the evaluation of professional practices. K1. The subject material. K2. Appropriate methods for teaching, learning and assessing in the subject area and at the level of the academic program. K3. How students learn, both generally and within their subject/disciplinary area(s). K4. The use and value of appropriate learning technologies. K5. Methods for evaluating the effectiveness of teaching. K6. The implications of quality assurance and quality enhancement for academic and professional practice with a particular focus on teaching. V1. Respect individual learners and diverse learning communities. V2. Promote participation in higher education and quality of opportunity for learners. V3. Use evidence-informed approaches and the outcomes from research, scholarship and continuing professional development. V4. Acknowledge the wider context in which higher education operates recognising the implications for professional practice.

Depending on the HEA Fellowship category you are applying for, you will be asked to address some or all of these As, Ks and Vs. For more information, click on Apply.