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Developing your own 'specialist subject' or 'area of expertise' is about many things. In order to explain this, we will use a framework which has been developed by the University of Huddersfield. There are six elements which contribute to teachers developing their specialist subject, which are:
The Oursubject website. A group of HEIs that are leaders in provision of ITT for the learning and skills sector are combining to develop online means of supporting trainees in the acquisition of subject specialist pedagogic skills. ICT will provide trainees with learning communities focused on the teaching of a particular subject or vocational curriculum, no matter how specialised or isolated is their particular teaching and/or training context, It will bring dispersed trainees together with experienced subject tutors and other specialised resources. https://oursubject.hud.ac.uk/
IfLSubject specialism CPD section at http://www.ifl.ac.uk/cpd/cpd-guidance-and-resources/cpd-subject-specialism
INTUTE: Virtual Training Suite describes itself as follows:
The Virtual Training Suite is continually updated to provide FREE online Internet training tutorials for over 65 subject areas. Each tutorial covers Internet search and research skills for a different subject - there's one for most of the subjects taught in UK universities and colleges, with a few extras on topics of general interest. The service is aimed at students, lecturers and researchers in UK higher and further education, but is freely available for anyone to use.
Let our experts guide you to the best of the Web - the tutorials are authored and updated by a national team of subject specialists based in universities, colleges and museums across the UK. Find out which Web sites they recommend, and get some authoritative and reliable advice from these experienced Internet researchers. Excellent site at: http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/
describes itself as follows: 'In ancient times, the Library of Alexandria was seen as a universal store of human knowledge. As the Library grew in size, however, it became increasingly difficult to locate relevant material. The poet Callimachus solved the problem by compiling a catalogue called The Pinakes. On a far smaller scale, these Web pages hope to provide a similar function for Internet resources, by linking to the major subject gateways.' This is a really good idea, done with some style, and with a brief look strikes me as well worth looking at. The site is at http://www.hw.ac.uk/libWWW/irn/pinakes/pinakes.html