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    So, I've seen this article in the Times Education Supplement showing universities can't provide enough info on the level of qualifications their staff has.

    What do you guys think? Should lecturers have degrees? Do you expect your teachers/lecturers to have a teaching qualification?

    I'd love to know what you guys think about the standard of teaching in the UK - is it good enough?

    We have a short 10 questions survey here if you have a spare 2 mins to fill out!

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    Just took the survey

    Results coming out any time soon MarleyZ?
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    What?!
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    I don't expect lecturers to have a teaching qualification unless they're in an education department.

    They of course have degrees. The field is so competitive you cannot become one without degrees.
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    Thw issue is what is the role of a university lecturer . Is it to educate students, or to continually expand via research the knowledge base of their specialist subjects. Quite often a great teacher is not a great researcher and a great researcher is not an acceptable teacher.
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    hi I've just taken the survey
    for a teaching qualification I don't think its important what is is if they are good at university style teaching and enthusing their students. At uni I want my lecturer to be interesting and knowledgeable, if they are then I don't care if they have a teaching qualification or not.
    Generally, I think its important for them to have qualifications like degrees because it shows depth of knowledge, research and interest but if someone has been involved in some innovative project that is relevant and interesting for my degree then I would be perfectly happy for them to give lectures on that subject if they could teach it well.
    I also agree with Terry444 that some researchers aren't good teachers and some great teachers aren't good researchers.
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    Degrees are overrated
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    I'm pretty sure the vast vast majority of lecturers have at minimum a masters or professional degree if not a doctorate.
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    I think that this thread is based on a misunderstanding. Almost all university lecturers will have degrees - usually at least a PhD. This article is about universities not knowing whether their staff also have specific teaching qualifications. It is common for university lecturers to now pursue something like a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education - largely as a tick box exercise to satisfy surveys like this one. I suspect these qualifications don't go very far towards improving the quality of teaching - bad lecturers will still teach badly and the good ones will still teach well.
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    What; as opposed to a BTEC Merit, 20 UCAS points and direct, traceable lineage from at least one Ancient Greek philosopher-king?

    The thread title really is the most egregious obfuscation.
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    Done, as far as I know none of my lecturers (in four years of being a taught student at university) have had formal teaching qualifications. With one notable exception I've never had a problem with the quality of teaching. In that one instance the issue was raised and dealt with appropriately by the department.
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    It feels like the lecturers I've had are not very interested in teaching, and almost treat lecturing undergrads as an annoying thing they have to do to be allowed to research at the uni, rather than the reason for becoming a lecturer.
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    (Original post by Telllo)
    It feels like the lecturers I've had are not very interested in teaching, and almost treat lecturing undergrads as an annoying thing they have to do to be allowed to research at the uni, rather than the reason for becoming a lecturer.
    But making them do a course in teaching won't make them enthusiastic unless it is one of those courses that Chairman Mao used to run but are now only available at the University of Pyongyang.
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    (Original post by MarleyZ)
    So, I've seen this article in the Times Education Supplement showing universities can't provide enough info on the level of qualifications their staff has.

    What do you guys think? Should lecturers have degrees? Do you expect your teachers/lecturers to have a teaching qualification?

    I'd love to know what you guys think about the standard of teaching in the UK - is it good enough?

    We have a short 10 questions survey here if you have a spare 2 mins to fill out!

    should have at least a masters teachers should have at least a Bsc.
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    (Original post by jonathanemptage)
    should have at least a masters teachers should have atlas a Bsc.
    Only geography teachers need an atlas
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    (Original post by AyStarAyStarCee)
    Just took the survey

    Results coming out any time soon MarleyZ?
    Thank you Should be in the next few weeks!

    I'll keep you posted
 
 
 
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